In a world full of high tech, fast food, computer generated techno speak – sometimes the world is a blur of images and impressions. Sometimes I ask myself; how did I get "HERE" so fast? During the whirlwind of information and technology, the ingenues in the movies I adored have become the mothers of the ingenues I now adore. I mean when did the Flying Nun turn 60? Wasn’t it only yesterday she was on the beach with Moon Doggie? What Happened? When did my cell phone turn into a television? When did my car start talking to me to get me safely from one destination to another? When did my siblings and I become responsible adults and parents? Wasn’t it just yesterday that I was pondering what dress to wear to school so that Gary would think I was cute?
My world has become a blur of activity, color, sights and sounds. It moves fast, fast, fast. And when I stop – and take a look – something is new, something is different, and something has changed. Sometimes I don’t remember the processes that lead up to the change, only the momentous change itself. Each change becomes a ‘highlight’ in my life – like a graph or chart. Now, as I look at the highlights thus far in my life – I try to remember what path got me to each point. And when I do remember – I smile, because after all, the journey may have been sometimes sweet, sometimes bitter, but always worth the trip.
Tell me what’s changed for you – what are the ‘highlights’ on the graph of your life?