?`s and ANNEswers

Ten minutes to write. Less time to read.

A Time to Be Born

Pete Seeger, a long-time favorite of mine, died earlier this week at age 94. He was acknowledged by many for having helped caused a renaissance in folk music during the last half of the twentieth century.

Among his work is a song based on the Book of Ecclesiastes, which begins “To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under heaven.  A time to be born . . .”

A time to be born . . .

I feel that.  I am newly retired and yet feel newly born. I am at a pivotal point where I can decide what I want to fill my hours. It’s a strange feeling, one that I want to protect. I need to be careful that I don’t fill those former work hours with trivia, with drivel, with nothing-ness.  Instead, I want them to be meaningful to me.

This isn’t the same as being profitable.  Or measurable.  Or promotable.

Rather it’s about being creative, authentic, honest, . It’s also about pursuing the second dream I’ve had all my life, the one that took over from my first dream, that of being in the theater.  I hope to write more words in the future (I’ve already written close to a million) and share the feelings behind them with readers. It’s time to begin . . .

See more 10 Minutes in category , , | Leave a comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *