There is no longer joy in his world. That has long since disappeared from his life. The things that used to give simple pleasures are also gone. Waiting for something... anything... to happen has left him immobilized.
As he contemplates his life, he believes his dreams of "someday..." are not going to happen. He has become frozen in time, waiting to see how much time is left... and accomplishing nothing.
If only he would just look up, raise his head to see what might be in front of him, he could forget the past and start anew. He could make it happen. If only he would just look up.
It doesn't take much more than a friendly voice to drown out the echoes of the past and the ticking of the clocks. Hope remains for those who seek it. There is still time.
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