…It seems everywhere you look today people are all wrapped up in creating or maintaining a lifestyle.Now what exactly is a “lifestyle”anyway I ponder as a cloud passes over the mountaintop I see from my back deck.If I went up to the top of the mountain I would be wrapped in a cloud to stand there then and let my mind ponder and wander with my head literally in the clouds.This I meander through my oft befuddled mind as the rest of the world rolls by on the distant highway with pounding tires dictating the destiny of their lives.What awaits those who travel that road in search of the elusive style of life they so fervently are seeking where does that leave the soul of humanity they are charged with keeping?
…Is it a style they seek to apply to a life or a life they seek with pangs of longing never to be satisfied.Power and money and money and power to support oneself in the style you are accustomed to this pursuit of happiness will lead you to starvation of your soul.How many have traveled this same path only to find bitterness and heartache at it’s appointed end.Childern grow to young men and women before your very eyes and you were to busy supporting the family lifestyle to note the time and ages passing pounding the pavement in the city of your mind telling yourself it will all be for the best in the end they will have the clothes and fancy things that society tells them they need to succeed at this lifestyle they may or may not have choosen.The college gates will welcome them as long as the tuition is paid and in pursuit of higher education their lifestyle will surely get them laid.If you can conceive and you can believe then you will achieve the promise of reward is made but what will you get if you forget that the price must indeed be paid.
…When time is late near pearly gate and Saint Peter comes to call will you enter in without chagrin or only then to begin seeing the wonder of this thing called life.What then will be and will you see the futility of it all tires pounding pavement in fruitless pursuit of the all,the style,the life that lifestyle you so richly earned while wonderous bridges burned between mountains standing tall…….I sat on the deck and wondered where that cloud was going on this wonderous sometimes stormy day so I leave you now to ponder plow at the lifestyle that takes you on your way.Please excuse and to forgive as I simply must pursue that cloud and ask him why and where he be a wandering.Yes this I call LIFE and without the strife that a “lifestyle” would surely bring I go now to the mountain top and there with clouds to sing.
………………..Peace To All Who Pass This Way…………………………….
…………………..Thecatsman PhD(school of hard knocks…ret.)……….