Don’t Dance So Fast

Slow Dance:
Have you ever watched kids, On a merry-go-round? Or listened to the rain, Slapping on the ground? Ever followed a butterfly’s erratic flight? Or gazed at the sun into the fading night? You better slow down. Don’t dance too fast. Time is short. The music won’t last. Do you run through each day, On the fly? When you ask: How are you? Do you hear the reply? When the day is done, do you lie in your bed, With the next hundred chores, Running through your head? You’d better slow down, Don’t dance too fast. Time is short, The music won’t last. Ever told your child we’ll do it tomorrow? And in your haste, Not see his sorrow? Ever lost touch, Let a good friendship die, Cause you never had time, To call and say Hi? You’d better slow down. Don’t dance so fast. Time is short. The music won’t last. When you run so fast to get somewhere, You miss half the fun of getting there. When you worry and hurry through your day, It is like an unopened gift thrown away. Life is not a race. Do take it slower. Hear the music, Before the song is over.”  Timothy Ferris

Taking in the sounds, smells, and feel of a waterfall always slows me down and brings a sense of peace
Taking in the sounds, smells, and feel of a waterfall always slows me down and brings a sense of peace

Timothy Ferris’s book, The Four Hour Work Week, made me contemplate the way we as a culture use our time, wasting much on busy work, and how to use the time we do have to do things worth doing. My reflection on time continues as I strive to use the moments I have fully.

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