Fierce Urgency

“We are now faced with the fact, my friends, that tomorrow is today. We are confronted with the fierce urgency of now. In this unfolding conundrum of life and history, there is such a thing as being too late. Procrastination is still the thief of time. Life often leaves us standing bare, naked, and dejected with a lost opportunity. The tide in the affairs of men does not remain at flood — it ebbs. We may cry out desperately for time to pause in her passage, but time is adamant to every plea and rushes on. Over the bleached bones and jumbled residues of numerous civilizations are written the pathetic words, ‘Too late.'”

It is Martin Luther King Day, and those are his words.  Words of a wise man, who is so often in my heart and mind, inspiring me, guiding me, providing the gentle voice of encouragement and strength.  And so it is today, a brand new day.  Each one is, yet sometimes I forget how marvelous that simple fact is.  Yesterday is exactly that.  I am alive today.  Right now.  Now is the time for abandoning the insane repetition of the old ways, to shed all that doesn’t serve me, to rattle the cages, to sing at the top of my voice, to dance, love, create, and move forward.

See the light, and be it, too.  Won’t you?



  1. Lori’s avatar

    Great post!

    Hope you are having a good week! Lets get together for lunch again sometime!

  2. Rena’s avatar

    I will!

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