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Special to the DailyWho is that little red Power Ranger? Why, it's Jake Edgar Lowe. Jake turns 3 years old today. Happy birthday, love Mom and Dad!

Good morning and welcome to Summit Up, the world’s only daily column unsure where all the time goes.

One day we feel we have all the time in the world, the next day, we wonder where the time went. We just can’t get a grasp on this concept.

Is life moving fast or slow?

We ask because we’ve managed to go through an entire winter barely seeing one of our good friends. He comes to town for the winters and spends the offseasons elsewhere. So we must make the most of the time that he’s here.

When he first arrived in November, we sat together and plotted all the life-altering things we would accomplish in the months that were to come. We glowed with the potential energy of the upcoming winter.

Nearly five months passed before we visited again, this time to discuss what had become of time.

There were things we both needed to accomplish on our own, it turned out, and our mutual plans became something we would attend to next week. Always next week.

And now we know. Where does time go? It goes to next week.

Well, to paraphrase Credence Clearwater Revival, next week never comes.

The only thing we have is this week. No, this day.

Maybe we weren’t meant to accomplish those life-altering things with our friend this winter. Probably, this was the winter for us both to grow in other ways, so we can one day reconvene stronger and wiser.

And that is good. Prioritizing is the only way to navigate time. We are happy with what we’ve placed priority on this winter. We only hope we have time with our friend in the future.


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