The interior of Salisbury Cathedral is illuminated by candle light during the annual ‘darkness to light’ advent procession on November 29, 2013 in Salisbury, England. The service, which begins with the medieval cathedral in total darkness and silence before the Advent Candle is lit at the West End, is one of the most popular services of the liturgical year. The annual advent service, which also takes place over tonight and tomorrow night and is seen by several thousand people, is a mix of music and readings during which two great candlelit processions move around the different spaces in the 750-year-old building which, by the end, is illuminated by almost 1300 candles and is a spectacular start to the Christmas season.
Whoa. I wasn’t expecting the time-lapse.
I have been alive for eighteen years today that’s 568,080,000 seconds, 9,468,000 minutes, 157,800 hours, 6,575 days, 939 weeks, 216 months and if that’s not an accomplishment I don’t know what is because we live in a world where there are people who are striving to find anyway to get out of it.
So next time some one asks you what you’ve done with your life or what you plan to do what your life just tell them you plan to live because that’s an accomplishment all in itself.