Day Twenty Six


It is entirely possible to pick up the treads of an old life and keep going. Even if you escape the familiar for a certain period of time, you can begin again. Life is like riding a bicycle. You don’t forget how to keep on living.

After twenty six days away from home, I am finally back. Oddly, despite all that I’ve done and seen and experienced, I feel as though I had never left.

What is it about the human mind that helps us pick up so easily where we had left off? My best friend was waiting at my house for us when we got home. We talked as if I had never been gone. Neither of us had changed—at least not so much that we couldn’t relate to each other anymore. We rattled away as if it was just the day after the last day we had spent together.

The mind is a tricky thing. A magnificent thing. It stores the memories of an adventure, yet allows us to put those memories aside long enough to dwell on the present. The memories are not forgotten. Just put aside.

And we keep on living.

The minute someone can offer me an explanation for that, let me know.   


2 responses »

  1. The only explanation I can offer is the good Lord’s magnificent design of all things, including ourselves. It is a marvel! 🙂

  2. The Dadster Ripostes:

    He hath made every thing beautiful in his time: also he hath set the world in their heart, so that no man can find out the work that God maketh from the beginning to the end. (Eccl. 3:11)

    The idea of this verse is that God inexplicably has set both the present and the eternal in our hearts–and we are capable of spanning the now, the then, and the whenever all at once–in a moment–in our hearts.

    Now some of my literal friends will tell me that this verse says nothing of the sort. It speaks only of the world. But the verse does speak of God’s setting eternity in our hearts. We are able in a moment to span vast passages of time–now, then, what is and what has been and what will be–and to ponder it all in the blink of an eye!

    He does this to make us hunger for Him. He only is the now, the then, the to come–and ever always simply the I AM!

    Ponder this truth, Little One. It will draw you closer to Him with Whom we have to do!


    The Dadster

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