A Lifetime in a Nanosecond
March 19th, 2013
All the sand in my glass is going by so fast….Life is short, very short. I want to do something meaningful with my life. I want to make a difference in some way. It doesn’t have to be earth shatteringly big. Most of us are merely but small ripples in a an ocean of very big waves. I am but one of those ripples traveling across the pond of time, trapped in a series of moments, movements and memory. My work means something today, or at least I would like to think that it does. Can it change a persons mind, improve their outlook on life, make them smile, cry or scream, maybe…hopefully. Will it be relevant or even remembered in 100 years, 500 years, a millennium? Probably not! That’s OK, I won’t be around anyway! Right? No! I want to do something that last for a long time. I strive to find a way to create images that say something not only about the subject, but more importantly about myself. I often fail. But I continue to try and that is what matters the most!
I think of my kids. If I can pass on just a few good things to them, then I feel like my time on this small rock of water and chemicals floating so far away from just about everything else in the vast Universe of gas, dust and stars will make a difference. They can pass it along to their kids and so on as we travel down this impossibly inconceivable expanse of time, spanning generations of thought, invention, tears and laughter. Life is too good, too short, too beautiful, too painful to pass up for a seat at the back of the bus. I don’t want to ride any longer. I want to drive!
Life passes by in a Nanosecond. Blink and it’s over. Time to start living for the moment and stop worrying about the future or the past. This is my new mantra….don’t waste another nanosecond….scream from the edge of insanity perched on the precipice of each moment and never fail to remember that you are but a ripple. But a ripple can turn into a wave. A wave can build momentum and become a tsunami. Lets crash this god damned wave on the shore of our fears and doubts and demolish them. If not for ourselves then for the future generations to come.