Welcome to The Epic! I am launching this blog as a manifesto for and a guide to living well. The title and motto of the blog are taken from the Epicureans, at least some of whom believed in the notion that not one minute of the future was guaranteed to them and that as a result they had the duty to live life to its fullest every moment.

I believe in discovering fun and pleasurable things wherever I find myself each day and I am told I have a knack for unearthing them. My hope is that by sharing in my pleasures and some of my ways of finding them you will begin to collect all the riches that lie in the moments of your life. They are there. Take them! All our lives should be.....Epic.

Saturday, July 28, 2018

Lots of Livin'.....Glory Days

I have recently remembered two of my favorite songs and realized in the process that they are so very applicable to my life now.  In the New Era.  SDJ sings the truth in "I've Got A Lot of Livin' To Do" from 1963.  I do.  And I'm doing my best.

Then, The Boss singing Glory Days....

Every man relates to this song.  When we get together most fellows go deep into memory mode and talk about high school or college days and all the tremendous times they had then.  The wine.  The women.  The song.  I realized just yesterday that I have received an Epic gift of the highest order.  When I am [God willing] 80 years old, I will look back over a pretty outstanding life experience and THESE will be my Glory Days.  My Halcyon.  I doubt that many people will be able to do that.  Of course, Epic philosophy holds that this should be the case in every time of your life.  We just don't often reach out and take what life holds out for us at every turn.

I'm so glad my Epics are still out there.  I'll be more in touch from now on.



Ben said...

Great tunes and a great outlook!

ADG said...

I've been reliving the college days with frequency lately. Being in college mode with my daughter has been evocative. And I told her unequivocally that my undergrad days were the most fun and carefree years of my life. And they were.

But I hear you regarding the concept that today--these days--the moments that we are in right now--are precious for the taking. If we simply accept the fact that they are what we make of them. While my college days were great; I readily admit that any and all past moments were never quite as good or as bad as we remember them to be. As Carly Simon sang..."these are the good old days".



Ben said...

Aloha, Mr. Lane. Thanks for your recent visit over at OnceWereBachelors. I am so grateful for your interest, support, and feedback. I wanted to drop by over here to let you know that I continue to check on The Epic hoping for a new post. For you and me both, frequency has slowed, but standards remain incredibly high.

On the topic of the second part of your comment at OWB, I can only imagine how these next weeks will feel as we approach the New Year. Please know that you are in my thoughts, and I am cheering you on as this new chapter continues to unfold for you. Take it one Epic day at a time.