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Lost in Time

Today’s theme is: Time

 

“And still, after all this time, the Sun has never said to the Earth,
“You owe me.”
Look what happens with love like that.
It lights up the sky.”

~Rumi

 

Lost in Time
by Julie Bu

 

Memories… lost in time or cherished for eternity?

Yesterday, while walking in the rain I saw a yellow autumn leaf on the floor with lots of raindrops on it. Each raindrop was unique, just like us… each raindrop had its own space on the leaf, just like we have our own space here on Earth… The thing is that all those raindrops, perfectly settle on the leaf, made me think of the very famous and powerful scene from the movie “Blade Runner” (1982) directed by Ridley Scott in which the Replicant Roy Batty (played by actor Rutger Hauer) says the famous monologue known as “Tears in rain”:

“I’ve seen things you people wouldn’t believe. Attack ships on fire of the shoulder of Orion. I watched c-beams glitter in the dark near Tannhauser Gate. All those moments will be lost in time like tears… in rain. Time to die”

So I thought to myself: “Yes, sooner or later… all these raindrops on the leaves will disappear… but they will remain in my mind as a proof that these autumn raindrops did indeed exist.”

That’s what we do, right? We accumulate life experiences since the day we are born… and suddenly our brain is filled with lots of memories of all kinds… What are we humans without memories?!
But… what about when our time on Earth comes to an end? What do you think will happen to our memories? Do you ever think about this? Where will our memories go? Will they just vanish as we close our mortal eyes forever? Or… our memories will remain floating around in the air so free… becoming one of those things not an eye will be able to see ever? Or… will we be able to remember, once we are in heaven, all we experienced right here on Earth? What about having the choice to live an immortal life? Experiencing a never-ending spiral of emotions, feelings… not knowing the feeling of lost, taking life and things for granted… losing track of time… no questions… What would the challenge be then for us? Don’t you think that too much of anything really cloys…? Too much of anything makes no room for enchantment. The magic, the mystery, they simply disappear…

I know all these are questions with no answers, just beliefs… and this is what I believe…

I believe that every little thing is part of the creation… and so do our memories.

So, when the soul leaves a body… it’s only the body that remains lifeless… It’s the soul that returns to its forever home, the exact place where its journey to Earth one day begun… It’s the soul the one that keeps our memories… and there they go… flying together straight to the light.

Shared memories… well, they’ll be in two places at the same time… On Earth – in the heart of people we shared life with… and in a place called Heaven, where our soul belongs.

Good memories are the ones that are worth to keep. That’s why before we reach our last destination I imagine ourselves unpacking and leaving in our baggage only the most remarkable, beautiful, precious moments we got the chance to gather while we were alive… No room for worries… No room for sorrows… just chunks of happy memories allowed. It’s all about finding PEACE!! The key to enter home: the puzzle solved by putting together all the chunks. The size of it doesn’t matter at all… even if we only enjoy a short period of time on Earth; it’s the final evaluation that counts: quality over quantity…

Time to sum up: 5, 4, 3, 2, 1… “I did it… I had a happy life!” – Now I’m ready to be free at last.”

Sweet memories give me peace of mind… here on Earth and far beyond the starry sky. I refuse to let you go, so you better cling to my soul so I don’t lose you on my way back home…

 

About Julie:

Julie is a fun loving wonderful person filled with life and passion. She lives in Bilboa Spain and is originally from Mexico. She loves riding horses. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science, Advanced Studies in International Relations and Public International Law. This post is her original writing. Her writing power comes from her honesty. She is authentic and honest. Hiding nothing. She is fun and full of life. She refused payment for any of her writings so we made a deal. Every time she writes. Zen of Water will donate to her favorite charity. A donation for this beautiful article she wrote has been made to – SAVE THE CHILDREN http://www.savethechildren.org


Puerto Vallarta
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Around the Bay, beautiful beaches, lush jungles and sparkling waterfalls offer many opportunities for the adventurous, while five star resorts, world-class shopping and gourmet restaurants satisfy even the most sophisticated traveler. Stretching from the south end of Old Town to central downtown, a newly extended and refurbished boardwalk along the ocean, called the Malecon, passes by any number of shops, restaurants, and hotels, and often plays host to mimes, breakdancers, clowns and artists.

The residents of Puerto Vallarta are very friendly and generally willing to help with directions and other requests.

 

The beach in Cancun Mexico

 

Mexico:

Mexico is one of the most popular tourist countries on earth. Much of the tourist industry is centered around the beach resorts as well as the altiplano in the central part of the country. Visiting the northern interior allows visitors to get off the beaten path a bit. American tourists tend to predominate on the Baja peninsula and the more modernized beach resorts (Cancún, Puerto Vallarta), while European tourists congregate around the smaller resort areas in the south like Playa del Carmen and colonial towns San Cristobal de las Casas.

High, rugged mountains; low coastal plains; high plateaus; temperate plains with grasslands and Mezquite trees in the northeast, desert and even more rugged mountains in the northwest, tropical rainforests in the south and southeast.

 

 

6 Comments

  1. Puerto Vallarta and Cancun… beautiful places I want to visit some day.

    Leave you a song about time:

    Time in a bottle – Jim Croce

    If I could save time in a bottle
    The first thing that I’d like to do
    Is to save every day
    ’til eternity passes away
    Just to spend them with you
    If I could make days last forever
    If words could make wishes come true
    I’d save every day like a treasure and then,
    Again, I would spend them with you
    But there never seems to be enough time
    To do the things you want to do
    Once you find them
    I’ve looked around enough to know
    That you’re the one I want to go
    Through time with
    If I had a box just for wishes
    And dreams that had never come true
    The box would be empty
    Except for the memory
    Of how they were answered by you
    But there never seems to be enough time
    To do the things you want to do
    Once you find them
    I’ve looked around enough to know
    That you’re the one I want to go
    Through time with

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mhL36vP_lv4

    P.S. Andrew, thanks again on behalf of Save The Children 🙂

  2. And a song about memories…

    In my life – The Beatles
    There are places I remember
    All my life, though some have changed
    Some forever not for better
    Some have gone and some remain
    All these places have their moments
    With lovers and friends I still can recall
    Some are dead and some are living
    In my life I’ve loved them all
    But of all these friends and lovers
    There is no one compares with you
    And these memories lose their meaning
    When I think of love as something new
    Though I know I’ll never lose affection
    For people and things that went before
    I know I’ll often stop and think about them
    In my life I love you more
    Though I know I’ll never lose affection
    For people and things that went before
    I know I’ll often stop and think about them
    In my life I love you more
    In my life I love you more

    • Meet You At The Gate
      Barbara Bailey

      A beautiful garden now stands alone,
      missing the one who nurtured it
      But now she is gone,
      Her flowers still bloom, and the sun it still shines,
      But the rain is like tear drops, for the ones left behind,
      The weeds lay waiting to take the gardens beauty away,
      But the beautiful memories of its keeper are in our hearts to stay,
      she loved every flower even some that were weeds,
      So much love she would plant with each little seed,
      But just like her flowers she was part of Gods plan,
      So when it was her time he reached down his hand,
      He look through the Garden searching for the best,
      That’s when he found Robin, it was her time to rest,
      It was hard for those who loved her, to just let her go,
      But God had a spot in his garden, that needed a gentle soul,
      So when you start missing Robin, remember if you just wait,
      When God has a spot in his garden, She’ll meet you at the gate….

      Source: Meet You At The Gate, In Memory Poem http://www.familyfriendpoems.com/poem/meet-you-at-the-gate#ixzz2EBNTJgI7
      http://www.FamilyFriendPoems.com

      • Meet You At The Gate… so beautiful, sad, beautiful… She’s home ;’)

      • You fit this site beautiful. Both the site and you are artistic and inspirational. Thank you for all that you are doing. How about that? Yahoo is now matching my donations to Save the Children. We are making a difference together, huh? 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

  3. THANK YOU!

    Go Yahoo… great news, Andrew!! Thanks 🙂

    “Have you had a kindness shown?
    Pass it on;
    ‘Twas not given for thee alone,
    Pass it on;
    Let it travel down the years,
    Let it wipe another’s tears,
    ‘Til in Heaven the deed appears –
    Pass it on.”
    – Dr. Henry Burton

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