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One of these mornings

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Will I have time?

Time to think about my grandchild, Time to love my wife, Time to call my children, Time to laugh with friends, Time to get to work, Time to listen to my favorite songs, Time to eat where I want to this evening, Time to create a post, Time to snap a few fresh frames, Time to smile at a stranger, Time to maybe catch a second gear, Time to bring the trash can in, Time to enjoy a minute of relaxation, Time to catch a few winks of sleep, Time to take a nice long hot shower, Time to say hello to a neighbor.

When is it time to fly.
Photo by Mike Hartley

Well being I’m working into this Monday I know I have some time today because I’m alive now. And I hope to be later to do some of those things. I hope so because I’m not taking things for granted. Each day I’m working to make each day special in some way. To prioritize the things that are really important.

Don’t know why I started that train of thought today except when I started it, I was listing to Moby with Patti Labelle sing “One of these Mornings”. Because as she belts out, “one of these morning, they will look for me, and I’ll be gone.” But here is hoping it’s not today or any day soon but nobody knows.

Photo by Mike Hartley

Yeah were back at it. Running back and forth to work again. I used to look at work much differently in many ways. In its most basic sense if your work/career spans a length of time. Then my time is in the final years.

That seems like a long time to some of you Young’ins but believe me its the blink of an eye. I’m finishing out my career differently than I had imagined but at least I’m still employed in an industry that has scaled back quite a bit.

But its a young mans game now here. I do think they forget that a lot of us old timers have seen and been through and adapted to many changes and new technology before they came to being. But such is life.

All I know is the weeks seem to go by faster. People seem more in a hurry. I see less a feeling of family and relationships on the job. Probably because so many people change jobs so frequently now.

I’m glad I didn’t spend my career job hopping. I’ve had more than enough challenges and opportunities at the few spots I’ve worked. And that is nice and probably why I’ve stayed so long.

I’ve thought recently about change but when you’re over 60 change can be dangerous. Then again thinking your safe when you’re over 60 is a delusion also. I’m wondering if the

I wish I had the stones to go out on my own again. Maybe someday in the future.

Random Thoughts of the Day

A leaking faucet can ruin your day.

It looks like football is joining baseball as a game of inches.

You ever hurt so bad that it almost makes you physically ill?

I wish I was smart enough to leave my children with some wise insights to life.

The next person I catch backing up in an exit ramp because they took the wrong turn is likely to be in need of an ambulance.

Author: Mike Hartley

With a lifetime and a half in the Newspaper industry I'm preparing for my retirement career as an Artist, Writer, Photographer and Video content provider. I'm a proud father of two wonderful children and I'm still married to the first girl I fell in love with and probably only one that would have me.

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