It Goes On

I read somewhere that when asked what he’d learned about life from his many years and experiences, Robert Frost responded, “It goes on.” I’ve been thinking about that a good bit lately as I’ve thought about changes, some good and some not so good.

Right this moment, I’m thinking about the deaths of my parents, grandparents, and friends and how despite our sadness at OUR loss, life does indeed go on. People laugh, sing, eat, dance, have babies, learn to read, drive cars, rake leaves, smell roses, bake cookies, and participate in a multitude of other life experiences despite the loss of loved ones. What other choice do we have?  We can’t quit living, can we? Is that what our dearly departed would want? I think not.

What I really think is that Frost was right in that “it goes on” because it does, not only here on earth but in more celestial spheres as well. I think it was Marianne Williamson who said, “Jesus did not die when He died, and neither do we.” We’ll see our loved ones again; I’m confident of that.


Author: jayne bowers

*married with children, stepchildren, grandchildren, in-laws, ex-laws, and a host of other family members and fabulous friends *semi-retired psychology instructor at two community colleges *writer

4 thoughts on “It Goes On”

  1. Love this post’s insightful thinking. And I love that life continues regardless of man’s actions. It may lack quality at times, but even bleak periods are useful for comparison later, because better times do come–whether in this life or the next.

    Happy New Year to you and yours!

  2. Thanks for your comments. I agree with you about the bleak periods being useful for comparison. How could we recognize and appreciate joy and fulfillment if we’ve never experienced sadness, discouragement, or heartache?

    Happy 2008 to you as well!

  3. Life does go on and as it is said “it needs be that there is opposition in all things” something like that. We would not savor the sweet so much if not for the bitter and so on.
    Comfort does come in knowing that someday you will be reunited with those you love! Plus they are always with us in spirit!
    Happy New Year!!!

  4. You’re so right. I was thinking the other day that even in such matters as health, we take it for granted. However, when we have a virus or “bug” of some kind that really lays us low (so to speak), it’s like heaven when we first realize that it’s over and that we feel normal again.

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