"...lending them minutes, and charging them years." Two decades flashed by in an instant as this man sat down at the next table. I reached for my camera.
Early morning, and I was at Starbucks. Two men sat down to read the morning paper, one inside the store, and the other outside. I did a double-take. "Pardon me," I said to the gentleman in front of me. "The man outside the window looks like he could be your Dad." "Nope," he replied, looking through the window. "He's not."
Old Time, in whose banks we deposit our notes
Is a miser who always wants guineas for groats;
He keeps all his customers still in arrears
By lending them minutes and charging them years.
~ Oliver Weldell Holmes
Looking at these two men, it occured to me that the last twenty years have flown by in an instant. Inspired by them as a metaphor for myself, I arrived at my office with a renewed sense of purpose: I want to make the next twenty years memorable.
- The Active Rain Real Estate Network is helping me to do that with my mortgage business.
- You're helping me do that with our relationship and referrals.
- My Darlin' is helping me do that with our kids and grandkids.
ACT NOW: The $8,000. first time homebuyer tax credit expires on the last day of November, 2009
photos copyright Mike in Tucson