Sunday, November 21, 2010

The Eleventh Hour

The latest possible time
nearly too late-
most of us must make crucial decisions
throughout our life...
decisions made to shape our path
bring us happiness, fulfillment
or sadness and desolation-
crucial landmarks,
defining watersheds,
opportunities for vistas.
Some are made with much forethought
and before the eleventh hour...
in others we toss and turn going this way and that...
then there is spontaneous euphoria
or fevered haste.

Decisions shape
our character, reputation, and destiny.

What if our choices were based on
acquiescent acceptance
premonitions of possibility
valued volition?

A belief in the adventure of being?

Life is the sum of all our choices. Albert Camus

The hardest thing to learn in life is which bridge to cross and which to burn. ~David Russell

The doors we open and close each day decide the lives we live. ~Flora Whittemore

This post is a submission to Magpie Tales #41, a site which invites some creative reflection.