Posted by Ben Naga
We still have time then
(Sat here in the waiting room
Till our train pulls in)
To ponder the big questions
Like how long remains and why
Posted on December 9, 2014, in Tanka and tagged Death, Life, Reflection, Tanka. Bookmark the permalink. 20 Comments.
If we don’t buy a ticket the train may leave us at the station for a while. 🙂
Or else the Inspector will throw us out. 😀
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A serious possibility if we’re rowdy. 😉
Personally I try to remain on my best behaviour at all times. 😀 (Perhaps you noticed?)
I think we’re better off not knowing.
You are probably right and that’s why life is set up that way. 🙂
It’s amazing how waiting rooms make us ponder.
These days most people in those situations seem to be too busy fiddling about with their digital gadgets to think about anything much.
True. Not us, though
No, not us. 🙂
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Thank you kindly. 🙂
I do this quite often, actually. This morning was one of those times. 😉
“I do this quite often, actually.” Somehow that does no surprise me. 🙂
Stunning and thought-provoking Ben! So this reaffirms the wisdom of living in the present moment.
Thank you. Yes, it is important to live in the present moment, but also not forgetting that our thoughts, words and actions have consequences for our, and others’ future.
Hmmm, how long remains could be taken more than one way Ben Naga. I know you meant that. I am not sure if I should now trundle off into the universe, riding waves of time and light, or interpret where I am at the moment in a long way. Hmmm. . . Maybe sitting in a railway station looking down tracks, waiting in the moment that is way too long, means something after all.
Ponder on, Tom, ponder on. Always happy to listen to any conclusions you may arrive at. 🙂
Are we always on the edge of forever?
But not perhaps always considering that fact. 🙂
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