Letter to the Editor: Life goes too fast

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BUSY: Life goes too fast; breathe!

My friend Beth was the first one to bring the concept to my attention that life is going too fast. She said there are no pauses.

My sister Barb has a different theory that the world is spinning faster. I wondered when we would spin off from centrifugal force, but then Beth makes more sense. She is right, we live life beyond full with schedule schedule schedule — no pauses. Life is like one big runon sentence: no pauses, no commas, no periods, no paragraphs or chapters.

Meetings meals email church chores children calendars appointments young people talk too fast as fast as they text daylight savings time makes no sense all is well until something unexpected happens unexpected call illness technical breakdown printer wont print unexpected guest distraction distraction distraction over commitment and when the unexpected happens boom you have a problem pileupeven usingupthespacebetween wordsandinafutile attemptforcontrol sometimeslikeanold fashionedfilmcamera youforgottorollthefilm forwardbetweenphotos untilthereisaseneless doubleexposure

Then something happens — exhausted, deflated, defeated you pause and become aware of the azure blue sky, the eagle soaring overhead, the fluttering aspen leaves. You breathe deeply and reflect …

Gini Woodward

Bonners Ferry

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