If you are anything like me, you often notice how quickly time seems to pass. It’s one thing to wake at 4:30 am, fall back to sleep, then wake again at 6:45 am (too late to make it to the yoga studio for the led practice). But, that’s not what I am talking about. I am talking about how quickly the calendar flips pages, even when the days sometimes seem to drag on.
How does this happen?
One wonders if we are sleeping through the days, unconscious to time passing. And what would be the solution – if there was one?
Personally, I think that a solution may lie in pausing to appreciate the moments along the way. Take the time to leave the office at lunch. Go outside and let the sun shine on your face and in your eyes. Listen to the sound of of the gravel moving under your feet as you walk. Kick a fallen pine cone or stone, and admire the flowers.
For me, this helps.
Although I have not been as good as I had hoped in my 20/20 Daily Photo Project, I do notice that the project does encourage me to open my eyes more and notice my surroundings. To be frank, I have actually been taking more photos than I have posted. I just haven’t been happy with the content and quality of my efforts. My old laptop which had my photo editing software on it died and I cannot find the serial number to reinstall on my newer Mac. The Apple iPhoto edits do not impress me in the least and leave me a little unenthusiastic about the photos.
But, I will continue my efforts, even if nobody but me sees the result. It’s more for me than anyone else.
Are these spirals or circles? From here, it is hard to tell.
Spirals are thought to symbolize things which have been hidden, slowly coming into view. Growth and evolution. Maybe even experiencing some experience in life again – but with new understanding.
Perhaps I am stronger than I think.”
While walking in the neighborhood, one may come upon this little collection of books. Beside it, is a bench where one may skim any number of books to see if they might want to take it home with them.
I think it is rather cool. Don’t you?