Wednesday, December 9, 2009

A Split Second

When you stop to ponder the meaning of life, eventually you'll realize that a split second can change your life forever. The smallest thing can result in the most drastic of outcomes. What if you had done this instead of that? What if you wore blue instead of green? How would your life change if you woke up 10 minutes earlier? We can never know because there are infinitely many ways the world could be different. If you could change one decision in your life, would it be small? Would it be big? Sometimes I wish that life would slow down, so that we could notice the smaller things, the beauty of life. Wind catching a strand of hair, snowflakes landing on a little girl's face, morning dewdrops on a field, sun shining through a cloud, ripples in a pond... the smallest things are sometimes the most precious, as well as the most influential. Do we have fates? Is our life pre-planned? No matter what decision we make, will it always have the same end result? Or can we change our destiny? Everyone likes to think we have control, but do we really? I'll leave you to ponder that little snippet in the meaning of life.

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