“So you were born, and that was a good day
Someday you'll die, and that is a shame
But somewhere in the between was a life of which we all dream
And nothing and no one will ever take that away”
Streetlight Manifesto - “Somewhere in the Between”
“You want to have a meaningful life? Everything you do matters. That’s the definition of a meaningful life.”
Jordan B. Peterson
I put this video together by recording a video clip every day of 2021 and then editing a single second clip from each video into the final video. The result is a video collage of sorts that captures moments from the past year. Those moments trigger memories. I decided to do this video project just because I thought it would be kind of cool to watch at the end of the year. While it served that purpose, it also did a bit more. Seeing those single second clips triggered so many memories of shared experiences with family and friends. It reminded me of the importance of valuing those nostalgic moments while we are in them. It reiterated the age old lesson that seems so cliche, yet is so true, that time moves quickly and our shared experiences are precious.
I usually only share running related topics here. Or if it’s not strictly running related, I’ll tie it back to running or incorporate it as a metaphor or as a lesson that applies in both our running and non-running lives. I could do that with this, but I’m not going to because that would feel somewhat dishonest. I’m just going to share it for what it is and what it meant to me: a reminder that time is fleeting in all of our little lives and how much we should value our opportunities to experience this life with our loved ones.
Please enjoy the video. And to my friends and family who were either in some of these clips or there at the time they were recorded I have a few questions for you to ponder as you watch.
How many memories did this video conjure?
How many memories did it miss?
How many birthdays, anniversaries, and celebrations weren't included?
One second a day. It seems miniscule, but time is fleeting. Live life. Make mistakes. Learn the lesson and be a positive impact in somebody’s life.