36 thoughts on “A Poem on Living

  1. petespringerauthor November 19, 2022 / 11:30 pm

    The DMV line made me chuckle. Nothing fast ever happens there.

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  2. Nope, Not Pam November 19, 2022 / 11:58 pm

    Love the truth of this šŸ˜Š

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    • Chel Owens November 20, 2022 / 12:48 pm

      I think it’s an every-decade thing with me, so I relate.


  3. Norah November 20, 2022 / 3:34 am

    That’s a beautiful reflection, Chelsea. Sadly, I’m thinking that when my time comes, I’ll wish I had lived a little more.
    (I am following your blog, and have been for a long time, but am no longer receiving notifications. Such a pain. This has happened to a lot of blogs I follow. I don’t know what’s going on. I’ll do my best to visit regularly nonetheless.)

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    • Chel Owens November 20, 2022 / 12:51 pm

      I understand regret. I’m sure it’s a sign you’re a kindhearted, thoughtful person.

      No worries on the following -I also had that happen with a few of mine. I’m not sure why WP has that error.

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      • Norah November 21, 2022 / 3:10 am

        You’re a kind thoughtful person, Chelsea. Thank you. šŸ’–

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  4. Jules November 20, 2022 / 7:41 am

    Children and the DMV – a funny but good consideration. When I went to get my ‘new’ ID we waited for what seemed like several hours.

    Children grow up too fast though – So treasure each moment, even the challenging ones šŸ™‚

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  5. obbverse November 20, 2022 / 11:04 am

    Reflecting back on life usually just proves a waste of time. Look forward!

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  6. mymindlessdrivel November 20, 2022 / 1:13 pm

    The funniest thing about the DMV is the people who go unprepared. In California we have to get a Real ID to use as ID for flying (regular DL will no longer work), with specific requirements that are listed online. I stood in a long line behind dozens of other people and you wouldn’t believe the number of them that got to the counter and had to leave and go home to get what they needed before getting back in the long line!

    Stubborn kids – not really any preparation for that, unfortunately.

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    • Chel Owens November 20, 2022 / 4:37 pm

      True that. I swear I had one document from Column A and the two from Column B…. but they wanted it the other way round.


      • mymindlessdrivel November 20, 2022 / 4:53 pm

        To be fair, the biggest issue seemed to be that they hadn’t paid attention to how you could pay for the DMV services – debit/credit wasn’t allowed and everyone seemed to randomly assume that it was. So no checks and no cash in hand, off they went fo scrounge one of the two. I guess we get a little too comfortable in the idea that it happens “everywhere”, but overlook the fact that there are places that fall outside of ‘everywhere’.

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        • Chel Owens November 21, 2022 / 7:51 am

          That seems odd to me, yes. Even places that were holding out because of the merchant fees (say, Costco) will run cards now.


  7. D. Wallace Peach November 20, 2022 / 3:12 pm

    What a wonderfully vivid and profound description of the quickness and slowness of life. Amazing, Chelsea.

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  8. hbsuefred November 27, 2022 / 12:50 pm

    When you get closer to the end, like I am, you’ll realize that you are too close to the end to be wasting any time or energy on wishing you’d done anything different in your life, like living a little more. I hope that makes sense.

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