One of the things I did on vacation was to walk around Clemson taking night pictures. The campus was pretty much abandoned since the new semester hadn’t started. When I say “abandoned,” I mean I didn’t see anyone for 15 to 20 minute stretches; and when I did, it was usually a campus police car…I’m surprised they didn’t stop me since I might have looked suspicious moving around the campus with my tripod and all.
As to the “humbling” experience. When I was at Clemson way back in the dark ages (i.e. the late 70’s), I worked in the campus photo lab, and one of my more enjoyable tasks was taking photos for freshman orientation. I remembered one shot from the top of an exterior staircase...this one:
I went to recreate the shot, only to find the clear vista of the 70’s to be completely obscured by a tree! See...
All this from a tree!!! And the tree reminded me of grass, which reminded me of Psalm 102:11 My days are like the evening shadow; I wither away like grass.
Trees don’t grow over night, so it reminded me immediately of my own aging process! It hit me that I stand at the verge of the half century mark!
Your life here will zoom by much quicker than you know! You can live That tree reminded me that time is passing, and once it has passed by you, you don’t get it back, so pay attention today! And live well today, because it is the only “today” like today that you get!!!