(photo credit: Wikipedia. Salvador Dali’s The Persistence of Memory.)
I’m still reflecting on the death of Stephen Hawking yesterday. Hawking was fascinated by the “time problem.” Aren’t we all? So many SOL posts are about how little time we have, how we need more time, if only there were more time….
He, in fact, was living on borrowed time. Diagnosed with ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease) at age 21, he was told he had only a couple of years to live but defied the doctor and the odds by living to age 76!!! With his disease at his heels all his life, Hawking was not one to waste a minute of the precious gift of time.
I am recommending an amazing poem, Time Problem by Brenda Hillman, on the link provided. It’s a doozy and reminds us all that uncertainty is a given of our existence. I’m curious to know what you think of it. (It helps to read it more than once.)