Lists

“Because how we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives.”
– Annie Dillard

Every day I make a list
and methodically
go from the top down
completing and checking off
each item, each task
in turn.
And at the end of the day
I take my finished list
and throw it away.
And the next day

I make another.

But at the end
of my Big To Do List
with everything checked off,
completed,
I still don’t know
who I am
or why I am here.

Well, I’m not really at the end of my Big To Do List. At least hope not, though there is always the stray lightening bolt, or the unseen bus speeding around some corner.  I’m hoping somewhere more in the middle, yet I think this still works.

One thought on “Lists

  1. So true. Some days the to-do list is too long and no time for oneself. Time for inner reflection and fulfilling one’s passions helps one get to the first universal question you pose. With the second question, one may never know the answer. Being in the middle is a good place to be. 🙂

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