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Life is lived in the dash

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04.09.2019

Life’s lived in a dash and accidentally for many people.

The early part of my life was lived by accident, and certainly not on purpose. Each day felt like a dash, as I raced through my to-do list.

I was alive, but I’d hardly have called it living. I lived in response to life, never having really made a decision about what I wanted my life to stand for.

The poem, The Dash, really caused me to pause and take stock. I think of it often when I’m trying to decide what’s important.

In this poem, Linda Ellis reminds us of the importance of the dash, the life that’s lived between the years of birth and death, listed in an obituary.

Life is contained in our dash.

Until I read the poem, life unfolded in front of........

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