Saturday, January 23, 2016

Celebrating Time



              I'm celebrating each Saturday or Sunday with Ruth Ayres at Discover Play Build. Come join in to share your own special celebrations.



          I wrote about the ordinary earlier this week, and wrote a poem about nothing yesterday. It feels as if I have immersed myself into moments of contemplation these days. It was a good week: time with my grand-girls, time observing and talking with that teacher-to-be, time exercising, time for phone calls from friends and family, and time at home-reading, writing, cleaning. The weather is lovely, and I love being able to be outside walking. I also read a little Thoreau, from a book of selections from his journals. His words, "Time is but the stream I go a-fishing in" fills me with delight. So today I celebrate TIME, just as Thoreau wrote, dipping into that stream and enjoying every minute.
          Wishing you time to spend doing what you love, whatever that may be.


one more sky picture - our skies are so beautiful



24 comments:

  1. I didn't mean to be having Time this week, but an exercise accident made it so. Despite the pain, I have enjoyed justing being: reading, writing, painting. Making the most of it. I can't believe I am your first commenter today. Love your skies.

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    1. Oh, Margaret, I'm sorry about your accident. Do enjoy the time, and heal fast! Thanks for coming by.

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  2. Well, I have lots of time with this blizzard. LOVE the contemplation season you are in right now. I feel peaceful looking at the photo of the blue sky and reading your words. Thank you, friend!

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    1. Ha! I did think of you as I wrote, Michelle, knowing that you do have loads of time with this BIG SNOW! Enjoy!

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  3. Time.... I lamented the lack of it this past week. I need to be able to appreciate the busyness of it all sometimes. But I'll continue to wish for a small amount of quiet time, too!

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    1. Hoping for you, too, Michele. Those bits of quiet time are to be treasured!

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  4. Those words "to go fishing in time" are words to contemplate for some time. They bring up so many different thoughts about fishing in time and what that means: memories, ideas, daydreaming....

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    1. I like it, too, Bernadette. Thoreau always makes me think! Thanks!

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  5. Taking time to celebrate and notice the ordinary is what makes life grand. Thank you for the reminder to notice. When things go wrong, isn't the ordinary what we lust for? We need to appreciate how much of ordinary we get.

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    1. You're welcome, Julieanne. I agree about wishing for the ordinary, especially when stressed.

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  6. It sounds like a lovely week. I have many things to do and have been thinking about the choices I will make with the time I have this weekend. You are swaying me toward a walk for part of this afternoon. :)

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    1. Being outdoors really is good for me, Crystal, no matter the weather. I hope you take that "time". Thanks.

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  7. Time was certainly a celebration this week! Your days of being in the moment are what we aspire to reach. I hate it when time slips away and then have to scramble to catch up. Gorgeous sky picture!

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    1. I agree about the "time" you found, Elsie. It really was a gift, wasn't it? Thanks, glad you like the sky. I take a lot of sky pics as you might know from FB!

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  8. I too, have been celebrating time. Between graduation in December, and this new job, I feel like I have more of it, even though I'm still teaching full time. I love Thoreau's words. I'll be looking for a way to post them near my desk at school. Thank you for sharing them.

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    1. Your life has become less fragmented, hasn't it, Kendra? I'm happy you'll use the quote, & enjoy your new-found time.

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  9. Time is a puzzling concept. When you measure distance or weigh the potatoes, you get a constant measurement. You may measure the time with seconds and minutes but it feels different in different circumstances. I appreciate your wish of time.

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    1. Sometimes it seems to loom large, sometimes you have to squeeze out the minutes. Great point, Terje.

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  10. Ordinary, nothing, and time such big ideas for pondering. Love the Thoreau quote.

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    1. Thanks, Jone. Isn't it nice? I like it too.

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  11. After a long day at work yesterday, my friends took me out to dinner. And while I enjoyed their company, I was glad for some reason it was still early in the evening when we parted ways. Time is an amazing gift!

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    1. Nice that you connected with this, Earl. I know what you mean.

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  12. Time is on your side, Linda and I see that you are using it well. I am glad that you had TIME to enjoy life. May I steal a bit of time to find a quiet space for me?

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    1. I think one must grab and hold on, Carol! Thank you!

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