This existence of ours is as transient as autumn clouds.

To watch the birth and death of beings is like looking at the movements of a dance.

A lifetime is like a flash of lightening in the sky,

Rushing by, like a torrent down a steep mountain.  ~ Buddha


I went to New York City with a friend and returned on September 11.  People asked me if I was afraid to travel on that day.  No, I wasn’t.  It was just another day.  In no way is this meant to minimize what happened in 2001, either.


The way I see it is that every day is precious.  Today is a beautiful fall day.


Will I die unexpectedly?


I hope not, but it’s possible.  It’s always possible.


Rather than live in fear, I try to live in the now.


Now is all I have.


Even if I write like there is a tomorrow.




  1. Jo | Crafting the Sacred on September 23, 2012 at 2:11 pm

    Thank you for the wisdom of living in the now – I needed that message today.
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  2. Petrea on September 24, 2012 at 9:21 am

    Beautiful reflecions Loran! Being present is such a gift to self.

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