Royce Shook

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Idle thoughts on a sunny day

My friend asked do you still write your blog?

I asked, do you still travel?

We talked of family friends and activities as we sat in the sun. He told me about his latest trip, the adventures he was looking forward to and the opportunities he saw for himself in the near future. We never talk of the far future because each of us knows that we are lucky we are still around.

I talked of the man I had met in a seminar I was giving who said to me, I am 72 and I have lived a long life and I am looking for a doctor to help me with physician-assisted suicide. This man is younger than both me and I had no words to help him—although I don’t think he was in the mood to listen. My friends and I are fortunate in that we have our health and energy, and friends. Many our age do not have these elements in their life and don’t know how to get them back.

At my time of life, I am lucky I am surrounded by friends. laughter, health, abundance, peace and harmony so I am at peace. I know many are not, but I hope you have laugher, health, abundance peach and harmony in your life as well. 

However trite this may now sound, each of us is a miracle, unique to this world. The earth, sun, moon, and stars are wonders for us to behold, they provide us with mind-boggling and profound mysteries to ponder and to try to solve. They provide us with only a hint of the power of the universe.

Yet, for the most part, we are concerned with the ordinary, not the mind-boggling, wonders so we talk about blogs, travel, family, friends, our conversation continued and we are at peace. 

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