$1749.20 per ounce – The Price of Gold and My Priceless Golden Girl
7:30 AM, October 14, Abiquiu, New Mexico
The sun is streaming through the cottonwood trees and it is as if this brilliant sunlight is making them shine like gold. I look out my three office windows into a veritable forest of gold, spectacular against a clear, deep blue New Mexico sky. I consider how fortunate and blessed we are to be in this place at this time, this time of this year, this month, this early morning time of day, another beginning.
The love of my life sits down the hall, pure gold in her own unique way, precious, rare and extremely valuable. She is worth more than anything material that comes from the earth whether diamonds, rubies, emeralds, silver or gold or any other “thing” which we might dare think we could own.
So, we shall make the best of whatever time we have, a brave and new adventure and make this gift of time the most it can be. I thought of these verses from Robert Browning and offer it up for consideration.
“Grow old along with me!
The best is yet to be,
The last of life, for which the first was made:
Our times are in His hand
Who saith “A whole I planned,
Youth shows but half; trust God: see all, nor be afraid!”
And I shall thereupon
Take rest, ere I be gone
Once more on my adventure brave and new:
Fearless and unperplexed,
When I wage battle next,
What weapons to select, what armour to indue.
Youth ended, I shall try
My gain or loss thereby;
Leave the fire ashes, what survives is gold:
And I shall weigh the same,
Give life its praise or blame:
Young, all lay in dispute; I shall know, being old.”