Bruce Springsteen famously sang, “Glory days. They’ll pass you by… like the wink of a young girl’s eye.”
I think we can tend to live in a picture (or selfie?), and we cling to moments where things are good. The times where we have just the right amount of comfort around us. But life pushes us forward whether we like it or not. We age. People move away. Things break. It’s not fun.
I was moving some pictures over from an old hard drive yesterday and looking at all the memories and people I’ve gotten to share my life with, and I was blown away. I wish many of them were still in my day-to-day life, but the changes have led me to amazing new friendships and experiences. Many new pictures to take.
Sometimes when I am experiencing frustration, anger, or anxiety, it’s because I’m trying to live in a picture. I’m trying to keep the setting just like I like it with all the right comforts in place. But that’s impossible to do.
Glory days will pass you by. The good news is we have the opportunity to embrace the journey as we learn to accept that most things in life are temporary.
But love is eternal. We have a chance to reach into the eternal everyday, but we won’t find it clinging to the temporary.