Life is not a Race

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A great friend and also my old boss from Siebel just started his chemotherapy and radiation sessions in
Hong Kong yesterday.

He has been diagnosed with a type of brain tumor called a Glioma, and the specific diagnosis is Anaplastic Astrocytoma, Grade III. It is an aggressive, malignant tumor that is officially considered incurable, with a very low survival rate.

I want to dedicate this poem to him… Thank you for his inspiration, positive and beautiful spirit.

Slow Dance (Unknown Author)

Have you ever watched kids
On a merry-go-round?
Or listened to the rain
Slapping on the ground?
Ever followed a butterfly’s erratic flight?
Or gazed at the sun into the fading night?
You’d better slow down.
Don’t dance so fast.
Time is short.
The music won’t last.

Do you run through each day
On the fly?
When you ask “How are you?”
Do you hear the reply?
When the day is done
Do you lie in your bed
With the next hundred chores
Running through your head?
You’d better slow down
Don’t dance so fast.
Time is short.
The music won’t last.

Ever told your child,
We’ll do it tomorrow?
And in your haste,
Not see his sorrow?
Ever lost touch,
Let a good friendship die
Cause you never had time
To call and say “Hi”?
You’d better slow down.
Don’t dance so fast.
Time is short.
The music won’t last.

When you run so fast to get somewhere
You miss half the fun of getting there.
When you worry and hurry through your day,
It is like an unopened gift….
Thrown away.
Life is not a race.
Do take it slower
Hear the music
Before the song is over.

Think About This…
It is time to slow down. Life is not a race.

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  3. on 27 Nov 2007 at 4:16 am

    Thank for another excellent article,Edith.
    Enjoy, all!
    CG

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  7. on 01 Dec 2007 at 6:46 pm

    Thanks much for the poem and the kind thoughts Edith.

    Indeed, take the time to see where the time is going, you will be surprised and amazed.

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