When sands of time – cease to flow
When dreamers – cease to dream
When thinking thinkers – just don’t know
What then will come, what then.
When roaring rivers cease to flow
When laughter fades away
When breezy winds no longer blow
What then will come, what then.
If tomorrow isn’t there
And only now exists
Will my heart beat matter much
this moment to the next.
~ Penny Howe, 2012
Ponder this – if you will: Is staying on top of – tuned into – and gravitating towards the next big trend of things really all that important in life? Really? What do you feel, where are you trending … and is it where you want to be tomorrow?
Thanks for the visit, I hope that your tomorrows are all they can be!
Copyright © 2012 by Penny l Howe
59 thoughts on “Sometimes I ponder – The trending of it all!”
Definitely live with no regrets and trendy…nope…never have been…
I am totally so not surprised to read your words Lisa, not one bit! Your attitude and beliefs comes through loud and clear in all that you write, and I love it!
And thank you too for all these words of wisdom and reflection…It is good to sit and ponder about things…;-)
I agree, I’m guessing I could spend a whole day (assuming there wasn’t anything else to do, ha,ha) – pondering!
Wait . . . I need to be ready for tomorrow?
Laughing here, just laughing out loud Robin! What a brilliant statement!
love it when I make you laugh!
Me too! That is so my present lifestyle moment to moment…catch a breath…moment to moment, that your words just resonated! Thank you!
One thing I’ve learned from life is that nothing is guaranteed. Between this moment and the next your life can flip upside down. So I strive to live without regret; you may not have a second chance to tell your loved ones how much you love them, or to eat that metaphorical second slice of cake. Learned this lesson the hard way; am praying the lesson sticks.
Bupe I learned that one the really hard way also – 2 and a half years ago when on a little boys birthday, his dad and mom (happily married for 20 years) were busily planning his party when his dad ran a quick errand, in less than a heat beat it seems, just 5 blocks from home his dad was struck and killed by a careless motorist. The families lives devastated and changed forever (the dad had been an amazing family man). So you are right. Things can change in a moment, when you learn it the hard way, you tend not to forget my friend!
Trends are much cheaper when you visit them years later after never having gone there the first time. Is time a trend? I follow that, especially while at work, I prefer my trends to be from way back when, much more interesting.
Now that is an interesting thought and approach. I relate to that sometimes myself. Do you suppose it’s because we are more comfortable there! Warm and cushy, a known entity and all that!
Yes, there is always something better about the known things, the nostalgia and the hindsight too. I had a thing for retro 80’s home computers a while back. Turns out everything can be downloaded in seconds and takes up a small amount of room on your hard drive. So naturally I started to get obsessed with all those old games of yesteryear and the nostalgia trip was massive. It made for one happy Ste J, even at 3 in the morning when i decided bed was a good idea.
I get that and I’m proud that you left to go to bed at 3 am. Great willpower there! Not sure I could have. Like all games they are very addictive!
If it hadn’t have been for work starting at seven (and actually having to apply my brain for once), I probably would have stayed up and gone right through. Instead I found myself dealing with numbers feeling worse than when I have a hangover. It’s amazing what some pixels and 4K of RAM can do.
Smiling here, I can visual this SteJ!
No trend follower here. I try to listen to what’s inside and focus on the present moment. Since I have begun to live this way, life is much more fulfilling. Beautiful poetry Penny from a most beautiful spirit. 🙂
Thank you, yes I could have figured that one out myself LuAnn 🙂 you definitely are no ones person but your own. Thanks again, your not so bad yourself you know! ;).
This is a lovely reminder to be in the present – fully!
Blessings ~ Wendy
Thank you Wendy. I appreciate your words, that was what I hoped to convey with the poem my friend!
Trend? hmm must check Websters for the definition. Oh OK now I have it nope don’t/won’t/shouldn’t/couldn’t be trendy. I am such a unique individual I just can’t follow or be like anyone else!
Nope! And it is one of the things I really enjoy about you Len is the special qualities about you that make you uniquely distinctive my friend. In a wonderful way I might add! 🙂
I’m usually on my own trend – more of a go with the flow type of person – my flow 😉
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This I would testify to if asked Rosy. You are clearly and completely your very own person! Yay!!!!! I love it! 🙂 xox
I’m all about ‘the moment’ and I was going to leave a deep and meaningful comment, but it’s really hard to type, let alone focus on a serious comment having read the previous ones. Thank you for pleasuring us. LMAO!
Yeah a lot of laughter goes on here (commenters section) sometimes, not a bad thing but does make it difficult to share deep and meaningful responses lol.Of course every time I use those words now for awhile I’m going to recall these comments and either blush or laugh. Probably laugh now that I think about it. Seriously yes me too, all for the moment! My pleasure to please you too 🙂 Laughing again.
Tomorrow will bring what it will. The real question is: Am I up for the challenge? You betcha!
Well of course you are Barb. You are after all “You”! Isn’t it wonderful? 🙂
Such beautiful words, you have.
Ironically when the time come for no tomorrow, we wouldn’t know. We are much too immersed in our past and present. Not to forget that the future, of course, is unpredictable.
You speak a truth Momina. Sad that thought, but I stay hopeful and as you say the future is unpredictable, thank you.
This is so unique to each one isn’t it?
I -hopefully- follow my own flow. When i don’t …bad news! Even then though, I smile!
Have a beautiful day with as beautiful tomorrows to follow dear!
I haven’t met you in the flesh, no that doesn’t sound quite right, um, So far we’ve only met in the virtual world of blogging (I am most hopeful that it is a reality one day however) but I think I can safely say Marina you most definitely follow the beat of your own drummer. And a magnificent one at that dearest friend. May your evening be filled with moonlight and your tomorrow a bright sunny day. Much affection your way, 🙂
Awww, Penny you make me all emotional now!
All your kind words have reached like a reassuring [much needed] soft breeze and I’m sure that because of them, it will be so my dear friend! Thank you from my heart.
PS: …as YOU graciously follow your unique and shinning beat!
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Thanks Marina (big smile here – huge!) I think those are heartbeats. I’m guessing going with the beat of my heart seems to be my thing! With a few it is special to me … Thank you again, 🙂 xoxoxo
AnElephantCant help agreeing
Things are not always as important as they seem
But he also must say
He can’t imagine a day
When sweet dreamers will cease to sweet dream
Your poem is quite exquisite.
Thank you dear friend. That is a wonderful compliment.
well placed and intrusive thanks for share
Thank you Stefan, I appreciate your thoughts as always my very dear friend, much love to you, Penny
I don’t tend to go for trends. I find they change too often. By the time you have caught up with one, it’s time for the next
Exactly so! So when can one formulate their own thoughts, ideas, and opinions if they’re busy following someone else’s! 🙂
Too often we don’t follow our own thoughts. Our own dreams. We go for whatever everybody is going for and get swept up with the crowd
Yeah, and I don’t resemble that remark, in fact I don’t think there is a molecule in my body that resembles that remark! Sigh!
I have never been one to follow a trend…I have been too busy trying to ascertain the calling of my soul–walking my path, wherever that may lead…….
You know what? I would have guessed that! Your comments are always succinct, clear and to the point, and yet at the same time thought provoking. My kind of person, most definitely!
your reply made me laugh…..:)
Laughter is also good for the soul!
ok—a bit of a lie–the only trends I follow is in childrens entertainment and which characters are popular–but that is for my job—-not persoanl life……
Then it doesn’t count. It is in the “necessary list” not the “who will I be like tomorrow” list!
hmnn but sometimes the answer was Pocahontas or Snow White….back in the day 🙂
Both strong women with brave agendas! 🙂
Interesting question. We all think that we are unique in our thinking, yet I find that we are prone to group think, even those like me who take pride in being independent thinkers. You have given me something upon which to reflect – which, as you will find, gives me great pleasure…
So here’s the thing, I frequently answer my friends (with whom I exchange comments) with the words always my pleasure, but I started to laugh when I realized I was going to say to you … my pleasure to give you pleasure … I’m sorry I just busted out laughing with how that sounded! So having shared I’ll start again. I am glad that I could provide fodder for your reflections!
Now I am the one who is laughing….:)
Honestly just thinking about it conjures up such things! Laughing again here!
Whoa here, ladies, AnElephant in the room!
A slightly pink-gilled Elephant with all this sort of talk!
Join in the laughter then, this is a funny moment my friend!