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Words to live by...

"How beautiful it is to do nothing, and to rest afterward."

[Spanish Proverb]

Ius luxuriae publice datum est

(The right to looseness has been officially given)

"Everyone carries a part of society on his shoulders," wrote Ludwig von Mises, "no one is relieved of his share of responsibility by others. And no one can find a safe way for himself if society is sweeping towards destruction. Therefore everyone, in his own interest, must thrust himself vigorously into the intellectual battle."

Apparently, the crossword puzzle that disappeared from the blog, came back.


Wednesday, October 7, 2009

A Special Day

Today is important, a milestone. I am not sure why we humans (I have long given up hope of being something other than that) value such days, celebrate them, rue their passing number, or otherwise give them power, but we do. We call them anniversaries.

As adults past a certain point, we both dread and celebrate anniversaries of our birth date. As children, we always looked forward to them. Much the same happens with jobs; as years go by we celebrate service anniversaries. At first, happy that we may have found a career and, later, wondering if we had taken the right path or worrying about whether we still have enough years ahead to reach our goals (or if we can hang on until we reach that retirement date).

We measure our lives in time. Wedding anniversaries, high school and/or college reunions, the age of our children, our cars, our houses (our mortgages!). We marvel at long lasting marriages, long careers, and hope we can do the same. When we do, we look back with a warm glow (hopefully, at least without regret) at how far we've come.

We take these moments, these special days, to look back and wonder if we we made the right choices. We look back and wonder how so much time seemed to pass so quickly.

And vow to savor the coming years.

It has been one year since I introduced myself here...

http://boomer-musings.blogspot.com/2008/10/introduction.html

A most enjoyable year that has brought me new friends, knowledge, comfort, and joy.

[1864/1865/1734]

7 comments:

Cheri said...

From the list of your followers on Google Reader, it appears to me that you have had a most successful year.

Writing (and thus thinking) every day may lead you clear minded into the next 25 years.

Congratulations on your blog's anniversary and on a year of enjoyment (and some laughs) for your readers.

The Jules said...

Congrats Douglas!

Look how your font has matured since those early days.

MilesPerHour said...

Grats Douglas, time flies.

Michael said...

Oh, yay. Good job, Douglas. I would never have met you if you and I didn't blog daily, so I think it's a beautiful thing that we can read each other's stuff when we wouldn't otherwise do so. Congratulations!

Mine is on October 28th. Must get the viewers back before that!

Michael.

Bagman and Butler said...

Happy bloggiversary.

Michael said...

Oh, yay. Good job, Douglas. I would never have met you if you and I didn't blog daily, so I think it's a beautiful thing that we can read each other's stuff when we wouldn't otherwise do so. Congratulations!

Mine is on October 28th. Must get the viewers back before that!

Michael.

MilesPerHour said...

Grats Douglas, time flies.