Jun 03

The Luxury of Time

by in Everyday Journeys

It has been one of those weeks.  Early morning conference calls, followed by back to back meetings and capped off by late night battles with an email inbox that seems to multiply faster than two rabbits on heat.  Final email inbox count = 1,462. Care factor = 0.

How I’ve waited impatiently for the end of week to roll around.  Friday evening, a neat comma that allows us to pause momentarily before flowing into the weekend.  For the first time in a very long while, I find myself sitting still.  Funny things happen when stay inert on the couch.

You start to notice the passing of time.  Like the branches of a tree that brush against our window.  Only one summer ago its height barely reached our sill.

Tree branch in foreground and old school house in background

A room with a view

 

The roof of the old school building across the street.  It is dimmed by the setting sun – yellow, orange, burnt red then brown.  Blink and you could miss it.

Roof of an old school house across the street

Old school across the street

 

How time can be quickly lost when we are too busy to notice its flow.  Therefore dear reader, a moments pause to remember to “take care of the minutes, as the hours will take care of themselves“.

3 Responses to “The Luxury of Time”

  1. From me:

    You are one of the most caring souls I have ever met. xx

    Posted on Thursday, 9 June 2011 at 8:32 pm #
  2. From Pookie:

    You have such a way with words! You have inspired me to pause for a minute, take stock, and smell the proverbial roses. Thank you for reminding me of something so simple and beautiful. Much appreciation from Australia. Us.xo

    Posted on Sunday, 5 June 2011 at 2:03 am #
    • From me:

      Gawd I miss you all. xx

      Posted on Sunday, 5 June 2011 at 8:59 am #

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