A “Symphony of Your Life” blog with Captain Mark Hardcastle
Last week, flying over the Front Range, seeing clumps of aspens, now yellow in the forests below.
Days ago walking in The Meadow of Wisdom hours before sunrise, Orion in the southern sky having risen hours before me, walking east to west at a thousand miles an hour, a rate undetectable by the naked eye, racing to achieve the western horizon before being obliterated by the sun. He’s gonna lose that race.
Yesterday I flew over the Never Summer Wilderness and saw that there was snow. The first snow of the season, the snow of September.
Today I’m thinking back to the cicadas of summer, the crickets of fall. And today’s Equinox. Some use clocks. I keep time by the rhythm of The Meadow.
And I’m urgently aware that too much time has passed as I’ve worked on material for my next book. I want to get it out before Christmas!
That may or may not happen. I still have much to do, although my content has almost all been gathered in one place. (I say almost. I still have two draft articles to publish at thesymphoyofyourlifeblog.com, and I haven’t completed harvesting my countless posts from Facebook. Gotta get that done!) If I can get that organized it’s still plausible that I might have my paperback ready for gift-giving by the end of the year.
The hard deadline, though, is May 18th, 2022. That will be another mile stone that ends in zero. It will be the 10th anniversary of the mountain bike crash that altered the course of my life. The full hard-cover special edition simply must be published by then. So mote it be!
Whenever it comes out it will be based on the articles you’ve seen here and other places under the heading, “The Captain’s Log.” I’ll officially begin asking for title suggestions very soon. Please give that some thought!
For today, though, I invite you to mark the passage of time. The autumnal equinox will occur at 1:20p.m. Denver time. I’ll step outside on this Colorado-blue-sky day, face south, and take note as the sun continues gradually away from me on its way to the solstice in late December.
And I’ll think about the cicadas of summer, the crickets of fall, the snow of September, the equinox. And the rhythm of The Meadow.
Thanks for reading!
Mark graduated from the USAF Academy in 1982. After nine years as a pilot on active duty, he left the military to join a commercial airline. In addition to flying B-737s around the country, Hardcastle spends time in the Rocky Mountains and serves on the artistic staff of the Colorado Children’s Chorale. He lives in Centennial, Colorado, with his wife and four children. Need some help figuring out why you’re on this planet? Want to talk about discovering your mission and purpose? Contact Mark today at 720.840.8361 to schedule a free personal consultation. He can also deliver an inspirational keynote or workshop for your organization! email: firstname.lastname@example.org for information.
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