Aren’t obviously so at the beginning.
Longevity can be planned for
But never guaranteed.
In the early days
When hope is what gets us out of bed
There’s always good reasons to fail,
So in the absence of a track record
And a long list of unknowns
All we can do is throw ourselves
Into things we have only envisioned
But never quite grasped.
How long can you keep giving so freely?
How long can you keep evolving?
How long can you evade cynicism?
How long will your love last?
How long will your organisation be around for?
It’s hard to say whether anything we do
Will be here or worth remembering
Decades from now.
And maybe it doesn’t seem like it will,
But if it matters, then that’s not a reason to show up half heartedly today.
If what you care about has any chance of making it
With all the possibilities of failure,
Acting thoughtfully and intentionally
Is your only bet.
How long can we keep this going?
God willing –
As long as we want.