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December 28, 2015

Passing In The Night

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‘Ships that pass in the night, and speak to each other in passing, only a signal shown, and a distant voice in the darkness; So on the ocean of life, we pass and speak one another, only a look and a voice, then darkness again and a silence’. This was written by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. This is true of course. Most people come and go out of our lives without making a lasting impression. The ship is seen and then disappears into the horizon. Even ones that make an impression fade out. Whatever happened to them? Whatever happened to us? Maybe it just got too inconvenient. Maybe we got tired and we just want to crash for a while someplace in the dark. They are like the flower that quietly drifts into the sea, farther and farther out until it cannot be seen anymore.