Monday, May 17, 2010

An hour to eternity or an eternity in an hour?

I saw this panel from my favourite one-panel comic site : Wulffmorgenthaler. As always, it always inspired me to write certain things after reading it. One panel comic also makes me think a lot, despite its apparent simplicity. So this is one of the latest one from those comic genius:

We have a very short time to spend with people before we each go our own separate ways

I like this one because it reminds me that we have a short moment to spend time with each other before our paths diverge and we all go our own separate ways.

I think while it's important to delay our wants and settle our present needs first, so that we can save up for the future, we cannot forget to enjoy ourselves. While it is wise to save up for the future, it requires wisdom to decide when to live for the moment. In that sense, I need to work on the wisdom part. I mean that is the problem with savers - they tend to save too much, perhaps even accumulating money for security sake. While spenders had their own sort of problems, I guess spenders wouldn't regret their experiences at all.

I had a wonderful day with brothers and sisters just dining and chatting. I'm going to buy a kindle dx to reward myself for the insane months of hardwork and oversaving (Can you imagine that? Oversaving! Is there even such a term?). I'm going to have a planned relaxing week ahead.

I live for the moment now, at least for this week :)

I leave you with this beautiful poem by William Blake, Auguries of Innocence:

To see a World in a Grain of Sand
And a Heaven in a Wild Flower,
Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand
And Eternity in an hour.


CreateWealth8888 said...

Eternity to the first comment. wordless. LOL

la papillion said...

Hi bro8888,

Perhaps beautiful poems are to be savoured in solitude and entirely in one's own company :)

PanzerGrenadier said...


Indeed, in life everyone of us has the same 24 hours in a day. Life is to be savoured by each second, minute and hour.

There will be a time to work, a time to play and a time to spend with family.


la papillion said...

Hi PG,

Ya, I just need to remind myself occasionally. In the thick of action, sometimes we forgot to enjoy the little things in life.

If you've watched zombieland, rule #32 is - enjoy the little things!