Unwilling to let life pass him by, Jake Gentry of Nashville, Tennessee, attempted to seize the day, or, at least, capture a moment or two, only to find that they all slipped away.
“It’s frustrating,” said Gentry of his failed efforts to hold on to what matters. “I know the present moment is all we have – and I don’t even have that.”
He shook his head, his chagrin apparent. “Honestly, it blows.”
Gentry went on to express his annoyance at the common wisdom regarding the preciousness of every moment.
“Yeah, yeah, whatever,” he said. “Apple stock is precious, too, and I haven’t got any of that, either. I get a little tired of hearing about how I should have invested early on. But it is what it is. Or so they say. What if it actually is what it isn’t? Wouldn't that be something? You know, given my track record, I wouldn’t be surprised.”
Even so, Gentry says that he hasn’t abandoned his goal of seizing the day and all the moments encompassed therein.
“I’ll get it one of these days,” he pledged. “And when I do, I’m hanging on for dear life.”