I cannot believe it is the weekend again. I like to fill my days with lots of activities. Each day is so precious to me and there is never enough time to do all the things I want to accomplish. Quite frankly, I have to force myself to sleep. I sometimes wake up in the middle of the night just to take a look outside my window with the hope that its daylight. Unlike my husband who loves to sleep in, I cannot wait to get up and begin my day.
Like a kite
Cut from the string,
Lightly the soul of my youth
Has taken flight.
– Ishikawa Takuboku
The air is so fresh in the early morning. I love the look of the sky as the sun is rising.
In the autumn and early spring there is morning dew that moistens the ground overnight and it gives a surreal quality to all it covers. The weather is never a factor or a concern for me. I love the seasons of the year because I come from a part of the West were we do not have diverse climates. I appreciate the sound of the rain. In fact, I could listen to it coming down for hours – especially, after a period of drought. There is nothing that compares to a heavy shower. I think there is much beauty to be found in the first snowfall of the winter months before it becomes slippery ice and, brown colored slush.
Every day that goes by I become more aware of the passage of time. I am at a time in my life when I feel less frantic or in a hurry to get here or there. I pause more now than I used to. I take walks by the water and schedule substantial periods out of my day to ride my bike or to swim. I am spending more time with my little dogs these days and allow them to slow me down when I forget to take a breather and rest. They have a routine that is all about living in the moment and relaxing. How much we have to learn from animals about the minutes and the hours, days, months and years that seem to just slip away. How easily the creatures of nature relinquish them – never feeling their loss – just living for today, in every way.
In masks outrageous and austere
The years go by in single file;
But none has merited my fear,
And none has quite escaped my smile.
– Elinor Wylie
Until tomorrow – Live Alive!
Here are Some More Suggestions for Greater Enjoyment of the Passage of Time –
A Visit to Yosemite National Park
Life in the Blue – The Scuba Diving Experience
Video of the Amazing Northern Lights
Ireland – Flying through the Country
Ten Ways to Enjoy the Great Outdoors
Poetry Quotes on the Passage of Time
On Appreciating Life – Commentary by Tyler
A Beautiful Tour of Scotland
Andre Rieu – Hava Nagila