Life moves pretty fast

Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it ~ Ferris Bueller

THE FRENETIC pace of daily life in Ho Chi Minh City combined with incredible time lapse photography produce a short video that gives you pause for thought (hat tip to Mike Maier for the video).

Are your urgent engagements really that important?  You’re moving pretty fast, but are you really going anywhere?

Stop, take a moment, watch the video.

I really enjoyed it. I hope you do too.

Slow Dance

Are you dancing too fast?

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’s like an unopened gift thrown away.

Life is not a race, do take it slower,
hear the music before your song is over.

~ David L. Weatherford