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  Eternity....Close As Tomorrow
by J. Allen Wilson
Wednesday, October 08, 2003

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Childhood...was it that long ago? Painting of "child reaching" used with permission from my wife Cecile Wilson


When I was Ten, Eternity was a summers vacation from school, At seventeen, it was until I reached eighteen. But now as I approach Fifty, Eternity is as close as tomorrow. For many I know, would say it is so, if only they could, but their voices are silent now and their dreams have passed away. No longer shall they be, for yesterday, was their tomorrow. If my judgment is sound, this truth here I have found, that In youths eternal bliss, the reality of eternity is missed, and as we grow old, we remember how as children we once were. Thus this adds another grievance to our day, for no matter our age, or our exterior's worth....we still recall, being a child at play on youth's eternal summer day, when eternity was still summers vacation from school.

J. Allen Wilson 2003

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Reviewed by Rebekah Rosie Lang 10/9/2003
I like this one too Allen. Not a "Throw Roses", but it deserves a Bravo! You have approached the subject of age and remembering childhood and feeling the youthfulness of the human spirit NO MATTER WHAT THE AGE IS!

My Mother turns 60 yrs in 2 days and she will graduate from Law School on December 12th, 2003. She will start working in a law firm on November 1st, 2003. Part-time that is,maybe full time. She actually has people WAITING for her to come to work! They want Divorces!

She is getting a little up there in years but is not letting that deter her at all! I am astonished I have even LIVED as long as I have!
The Neurosurgeon Originally told Me and Mom back in May of 1989 that I had LESS THAN 2 YEARS TO LIVE!

I had a brainstem tumor that could not be taken out for eight and a half years. It was not taken out until September 3rd, 1997 and it took me 18 months to recover from that surgery. Then, 20 months after the surgery, I had ANOTHER shunt revision on my brain for the hydrocephalus! UGH! Details!

Anyway, I am doing sooo much better now though and have not had surgery on my brain since November of 1999.
Take care. Love ya!
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 10/9/2003
This expresses much angst in an effective way. Great offering.
Reviewed by Al Swanson (Reader) 10/9/2003
smashing thoughts JA and expressed with lighting, skill, al
Reviewed by Kate Clifford 10/9/2003
Loved this one! Great write.
Reviewed by Lisa Hilbers 10/9/2003
J., this is an eye opener for many. I remember those days of youth but I relish in my days of aging. Many memories stored, some best forgotten, many I recall on a daily basis for a smile when reflected upon.
I don't see this child reaching for yesterday, but extending in to the tomorrow. Great write. Lisa
Reviewed by Ch'erie de Perrot 10/9/2003
Unquestionably true, if only we knew when we were young, the outcome of old :)
Thanks, this is an inspiration indeed

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