Some Reflections On Life

Today I engaged in some reflections on life.  I realize at birth we are given a certain bundle of energy and a finite time interval.  The extent that we get fulfillment in life depends on how we nurture, and cultivate this energy and how wisely we use the time allotted to us.  Anything that increases our energy or strengthens it is to the good.  Anything that drains our energy or seeks to reduce it is something we need to avoid.  Energy, of course, comes in different forms:  mental, and physical.  When we utilize our physical and mental energy in a positive manner, or when we refine it and use it in a way to better ourselves, this is a road to fulfillment.  The time interval each of us is given varies tremendously, but most of us can do something with the time we do have.

About Robert M. Weiss
From an early age, I've taken great pleasure in reading. Also, I learned to play my 78 player when I was quite young, and enjoyed listening to musicals and classical music. I remember sitting on the floor, and following the text and pictures of record readers, which were popular in the 1940s and 50s. My favorites were the Bozo and Disney albums. I also enjoyed watching the slow spinning of 16s as they spun out tales of adventure. I have always been attracted by rivers, and I love to sit on a boulder with my feet in the water, gazing into the mysteries of swirling currents. I especially like inner tubing on the Rogue River in Southern Oregon. Since my early youth, I've been interested in collecting minerals, which have taught me about the wonderful possibilities in colors and forms. Sometimes I try to imagine what the ancient Greeks must have felt when they began to discover physical laws in nature. I also remember that I had a special passion for numbers, and used to construct them out of stones. After teaching Russian for several years, I became a writer, interviewer, editor, and translator. I continue to delight in form, and am a problem solver at heart.

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