Time can be a rather odd concept, can’t it?
If you’re engaged in a “soul-draining” activity, it can seemingly creep along at a pace slower than any snail has been observed.
However, if you find yourself engaged in one that feeds your soul, it zips by so quickly that one could question whether it even existed at all. In those instances, all that is seemingly left behind in their wake are the memories we were able to collect.
I experienced the past (almost) week in the latter fashion.
Not Wasting Time
The time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time.~Bertrand Russell
Not only was my birthday on the 17th, but it happened to be the week that my daughter’s school was out for spring break. So, I pretty much did something that I’ve not really done in the past, I took the whole week to celebrate and have some fun!
But, as we all know, each choice made has its own consequences.
The consequences in this instance is that I’ve gotten behind with the A to Z Blogging Challenge.
Today is the letter ‘T’… Thus my topic for today is Time. (Like what I did there? *winks*)
But, I still have O through S to catch up on. (Thank All That Is for the backdate feature. Shhh… Don’t tell.)
Back to Time…
“Time flies, whether you are wasting it or not.”― Crystal Woods, Write like no one is reading 2
One moment you’re a teen, dreaming of being an adult. In the next, you’re an adult, dreaming of being a parent. And the moment after that, you’re watching your child graduate from high school. And so on and so forth until you have an “empty nest”. Or in Dh and my case, a “near empty nest”.
We had LB later in life. 13 years after BB and 9 after PB. A large enough span of time for me to realize how quickly the years do go by. As a result, I’m consciously taking the time that I have left with LB as slow as is possible. Not to mention enjoying the moments that I still get with BB, PB, AND LM. (Who are these people? I mention them on my About page.)
Something else I’ve learned is that while awareness/mindfulness cannot slow time down, but it can allow us to be more aware of it as it passes us by. As a result, the memories we have of those moments are more vibrant and detailed so when we do look back on them, years from now, they do not seem somehow “lacking”.
You’re Gonna Miss This
With that, I will leave you with Trace Adkins and his song, “You’re Gonna Miss This.”
This song is a wonderful reminder for me that, no matter what we’re experiencing at any given moment, there is beauty in that moment which we will miss in the days to come. Better to be aware of and recognize it as we’re going through it.
Until next time, dear friend, may you be present for every moment you experience in time. May it be a beautiful one for you and yours.