Saturday, September 30, 2017

Celebrating Time Fishing


     Celebrating with Ruth Ayres and others today. Come visit to see how wonderful it is to celebrate all the delights of the week! 

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I discovered this quote by Henry David Thoreau when I visited his place and Walden Pond a long time ago with my students: 

“Time is but the stream I go a-fishing in."

        I'm celebrating time today, that sometimes-elusive thing we often wish more of. When I look back, however, I have fished quite a lot of wonder in these past days!

Time for:

       Visiting my son, daughter-in-law, and grandson especially to be with them for Carter's marching band performance during the Friday Night Lights football game.

       Time because of a flight delay to create a poem from pictures at the airport.


         Time to spend with Ingrid and Imogene and to take one more butterfly picture.
         Time at the PO to send packages and a special letter to friends. 

         Time to read a very special book! Don't miss this one!
        
          Time to meet with my writing buddy, work at the bookstore, change the sheets, mow my (very small) lawn, and time this morning to take a walk and discover some new autumn beauty.



           I do wish I had a larger "stream" sometimes, but love celebrating what happens in the time I have! Have a wonderful second week of autumn!

18 comments:

  1. What a great thing to celebrate - Time. We always battle with not having enough time, but maybe we just need to celebrate all that we do with the time we have. I love your poem with pictures - great idea! And thank you for a book recommendation! Great celebration that is going to inspire me to stop and think about how thankful I am for Time!

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    1. I'm glad to inspire as I celebrate, Jen. Thanks for coming by!

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  2. Linda, how special to be able to write a poem based on airport images. I am flying out to Tuscon for the NCFL presentation I am part of and think your exercise might come in useful. Passing the time wisely is a good thing. Keep on celebrating all the good things in life and enjoy the sweet and spice.

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    1. Hi Carol, I had a LOT of time to wander this small airport, and sometimes wondered what people thought as I zoomed in on a part of a poster, looking for "right" words. It was fun, and while I read a lot, I couldn't sit still for so many hours. Enjoy your own trip. I imagine everyone will love hearing from you!

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  3. Wishtree - I've been waiting on pins and needles. I had to give back my ARC. I feel so much better having my very own copy.

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    1. You will love it, Maria. I've love all Katherine Applegate's books, real treasures!

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  4. I've been waiting for Wishtree. You have so many great things you have fit into your life. I enjoyed seeing the pictures.

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    1. Thanks, Crystal. September has been a good month! Hope you enjoy Wishtree!

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  5. I think I need to retire. I am needing time! Thanks for sharing all the wonders in your life.

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    1. It will come soon enough, Margaret! You do manage to find lots of good things in the time you have. Thanks!

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  6. I can't wait to get my hands on Wishtree. I've heard so many good things about it. I love your time fishing post. As always, it's grand to see the pics of your girls and Carter's band too!

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    1. I think I'll have to purchase Wishtree. I re-read some parts before returning it from the library. I know you'll enjoy it, Ramona. It was a lot of fun visiting Carter, and of course, Nathan & Barb too. And it's always fun with Imi & Ingrid, too. Thanks!

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  7. You certainly have celebrated your time wisely. I love the airport poem! Such a neat idea. Wishtree...I just finished it an hour ago. I have to admit, I was not as optimistic as Red was in the story. I thought for sure...well, I'll just leave it at that. I don't want any spoilers here. Enjoy your upcoming week!

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    1. Wishtree did get down to the "nitty-gritty" with me, too, Amy. I don't say more! Thanks for coming by!

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  8. You have filled your stream with wonderful, important things, Linda. I am always impressed with what I see you doing through your social media. Have a great week!

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    1. Thanks, Jennifer. It's been a wonderful couple of weeks!

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  9. Your stream is always a delight to witness. You never stop giving, Linda - and as a reader of your blog, I am lucky to receive many 'pearls' pulled from your stream. Thank you! =)

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    1. You're welcome, Bridget, and I love the idea of "pearls" found in my stream, or in others, too. Thanks for that!

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