(Note: Each week, the “description” line under the blog headline will change. It will be a line from a song, a quote, or maybe just nonsense from The Office. But, each week, we’ll memorialize the line that is leaving while installing the new one.)
“The nearer your destination, the more you’re slip-slidin’ away.” - Paul Simon
I really like Paul Simon. Ol’ man Garfunkel wasn’t too bad either. And maybe it’s because I have childhood memories of sitting in the backseat of a car on a vacation with the whole family listening to “The Concert in Central Park”, but that album always resonated with me.
The idea that the nearer we get to where we’re going, the further we actually are from it is a strange one, but one that I would subscribe to (if I could figure it out).
I take it to say that life is a journey, not a pursuit of a destination. And the nearer you get to making it a pursuit of a destination (be that a possession or a relationship or a heaven in the sky), the greater loss it is for you, as you are missing all of the roses along the path that deserved to have someone stop and smell them.