Tuesday, July 22, 2008

What's the hurry?

I've been thinking a lot about time lately. Of course I have had help. If you'll see the "quotes of interest" section to the right of this blog you will find an excerpt from "Three Cups of Tea". I am currently reading this book and like many others I have found it fascinating. I am roughly half way through and enjoying every minute of it. It's a true story about a man who climbed mountains in Pakistan and through a series of 'wrong' turns finds himself deeply involved in the lives of the inhabitants of Pakistan's most remote villages. He decides to build schools for the children, male and female, to gain an education. It is his story. He is in the middle of the project when the leader, Haji Ali takes Greg aside and tells him to relax because he is driving everyone crazy.

Why do we find ourselves in such a rush. We truly are the society on the run. There is so much to involve ourselves in that we often forget who we are in the daily hustle and bustle of life. What is wrong with taking time to stop and enjoy what we have accomplished. To sit and enjoy what God has accomplished.

When I first moved to Logan 800 years ago, I spent at least 2-3 days in Logan Canyon a week. I would hike the trails in search of new sights or just take my journal and find a spot by the river and reflect on life. I loved that time. The solitary reflection with nature was like balm to my soul. My body and my spirit had time to rest from the world. How long ago that was. Now I am lucky to even get a drive through the Canyon once or twice a Summer! Have I really become that busy? Perhaps it is time to run away from home, even just for an evening. And perhaps by myself. Hmmm...


  1. I miss those quiet evenings alone in the canyon. It's a fabulous place to be.

  2. Man I loved the canyon when I was in school. Hmmm.