Wednesday, February 3, 2010

time flies

Tomorrow Talya, my 7 year old, starts another school year after a wonderful routineless 6-and-a-half-week summer break. I feel as though we are about to board a rollercoaster that will take us on a rollicking ride of highs and lows, twists and turns until we finally step off, shaken and breathless ready to get back on the Christmas merry-go-round once again.
There is a poem by Henry Austin Dobson which says,
"Time goes, you say? Ah no!
Alas, time stays, we go."

We go when we choose not to be here now; when we choose to lose ourselves in the mad rush that is modern life; when we allow ourselves to miss out on what is happening right under our noses because we are so caught up in worrying about what tomorrow might bring.

So since stopping the clock is not an option, my hope for this year is that we will remember to

Stay Present
Pay Attention

Is there any other way to truly live?


  1. What a lovely reminder! Best wishes on a new school year - it's a nonstop rush, isn't it?

    Our whole family was up to almost midnight last night finishing two science fair projects that are due today!! Eek - the deadlines!

  2. Oh wow - we haven't got to the stay-up-til-midnight-to-finish-project stage yet!! Hope all goes well at the science fair :-)

  3. Hey K-
    Actually both girls won! My fifth grader took second place, and the third grade won first for her grade!
    We were stunned!! Yes, we all worked hard, but it still seems like too much...

    (This week I'm just grateful that it's all OVER!)

  4. Wow Marie - that is excellent! I bet it made those late nights seem worthwhile...
    Enjoy that feeling of relief :-)