Dust in the Wind

We should enjoy every moment of our lives.

“All we are is dust in the wind.” – Dust in the Wind, Kansas

All we are is dust in the wind. We are of no importance. We are here for only a
moment, then gone as if we never existed. Our talents, experiences, and acquaintances will never matter. So why bother? Right?


We are of total importance. We are here for a moment, then using that moment for eternity. Our talents, experiences and acquaintances will always matter. I believe we are all here for a reason. If we were of no importance, why would we be here at all?

I believe that while we are only here for a moment, we should grasp that moment
the best we can. After all, that moment may determine, and carry us through,
all of eternity. Because, at least for me, there is an eternity.

We are not just an organism developed from a past happening. If we were, why was the universe here to hold us anyway? And if we were, how and why did love, hate, curiosity, thoughts, and happiness come into being?

I am not a good runner for no reason. Or instrumentalist. Or writer. We all have
talents, and yet, we are only “dust in the wind?” Nothing?

Everything I’ve experienced and everyone I’ve met were not just a speck of dust floating by me. Why else would I have gone to the same school as a friend who relates to me? Why else would boy join a church where he found his first friends, a family? Why else would a late morning start prevent a man from being in the
World Trade Center at 8:46 AM on September 11th, 2001? Aren’t all of these happening here for a reason? Possibly because we are here for a reason?

We ask, “Why bother?” Bother because you are not just “dust in the wind.” Use your talents and experiences because you matter. In the long-run, these moments you “bother” with will pay off.  Because you do matter, right?


-Lisa Mueller

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