Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Dust in the Wind

We run through life doing our very best each and every day. We are crunched for time and seem to be meeting ourselves coming home as we leave the next morning. Working hard doesn't seem to be enough anymore, and we don't seem to have a moment to think about how to work smart. Running around like hamsters in a cage, day in and day out, more paperwork and more computer work, more phone calls and more errands, take the kids here and take on another job. When did life get so crazy?

Watching the mist rise off the lake this morning Kansas came to mind. No, not the state - the group and their song, "Dust in the Wind." I offer these lyrics to you today to contemplate as this is how I'm feeling today:

I close my eyes
only for a moment and the moment's gone
All my dreams
Pass before my eyes with curiosity
Dust in the wind
All they are is dust in the wind
Same old song
Just a drop of water in an endless sea
All we do
Crumbles to the ground, through we refuse to see
Dust in the wind
All we are is dust in the wind
Now don't hang on
Nothin' lasts forever but the earth and sky
It slips away
And all your money won't another minute buy.
Dust in the wind
Everything is dust in the wind

Yesterday's news scared me and should scare us all. Today, I seek consolation but can't seem to find it. Sorry to be such a downer today but ... well ... there ya go.

Added disclaimer: This really didn't have anything to do with the financial mess.


Daniel Spurgeon said...

Hi Debi, yes, these are interesting days. I am glad to see that the sun is still shining this morning- it looks really nice outside. :)

Lisa at Greenbow said...

These aren't the best of times financially but we must make the best of them. Chin up.

The Giraffe Head Tree said...

Whoa...blogger just did a weird thing. Let's just see if this comment posts, shall we?

Thanks for your encouraging words. I appreciate your taking time to pep me up!

Anonymous said...

I realize it wasn't the scary news in the USA that prompted this post but as the lyrics say, "dust in the wind" ... I'm one to talk when it comes to my own grief over my mom but I realize it's all just dust in the wind too ... though sometimes it's difficult to see it that way. Things will get better, they really will.


Anonymous said...

Me again. I'm a fan of Faith Hill. Love so much about her and this song of hers came to mind after reading your post. I went and found the first part of her song "Fireflies" -- it's so powerful if you hear her sing it. Here then is the first half of the song in words:


Before you met me i was a fairy princess
I caught frogs and called them prince
And made myself a queen
Before you knew me i traveled 'round the world
I slept in castles and fell in love
Because i was taught to dream
I found mayonnaise bottles and poked holes on top
To capture tinkerbell
They were just fireflies to the untrained eye
But i could always tell

I believe in fairytales and dreamers dreams like bed sheet sails
And i believe in peter pan and miracles
And anything i can to get by
And fireflies

Dream like a dreamer, believe in fairytales, and catch a firefly,


wcgillian said...

Our enemies are loving these days, hoping for our failure and the day that our country is dust. We as a country have no choice but to rise above it all and make the changes that are needed, take a deep breath and move forward through the storm.



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