How many heartbeats does one person have in a lifetime??
An old friend from years past got me thinking about this…heartbeats…how many have I used and how many do I have left…and how exactly will I spend them?
So…let’s say I live to be 75 (average life expectancy) …that gives me 15 more years of heartbeats at a rate 72 of beats a minute…to use…I am not going to bore you with the math.
Hmmm….it seems I have used up a good percentage of MY available heartbeats…so I had better not waste what may be remaining.
I also got wondering…how did I spent all those past heartbeats ?
Some years ago I spend numerous heartbeats … writing children’s stories/poems. Last week when cleaning out a space in my home, I found a binder with all the creations I had long since forgotten about. In thinking about heartbeats…I thought I would share some of them here on this blog …I suppose in doing this…
This is a way of sharing my present and past heartbeats with all of you.??
My mom will always tell me
“No, no, you shouldn’t, don’t
I find that quite confusing
Cause normally I won’t
But when she says “don’t do that !!!”
Whatever that might be
She makes me think about it
I get confused…you see???
When mom says please don’t do that
the first thing that I think
I really want to try that
Before I can even blink
Like when she says “don’t eat that”
before she has a clue
that thing if right inside my mouth
And I begin to chew
When in the tub… mom always says
“Don’t splash and please no bubbles”
But splashing makes the bath such fun
Which always causes trouble
Why does mom say “Don’t touch that” ??
Cause it makes me want to try
And so I touch it quickly
And then she wonders why??
On days when it is rainy
with big puddles on my street
Why does she yell “No splashing Sam”
Then… I can’t control my feet
And when I crawl in bed at night
Mom says ” Don’t suck your thumb”
But that just makes me want to
Isn’t that just dumb?
Mom gives me straws to drink my milk
Then says “No blowing bubbles”
If she would just not say such things
I’d cause her fewer troubles
My mother always tells me
She wants me to be good
If she didn’t give such fun ideas
I’d behave…I know I could.
Sally Unrau … May 23, 2006
Thanks for sharing my heartbeats today….I hope you enjoyed the first of many kids stories.