Saturday, March 13, 2010

in the blink of an eye

They say that good things take time,
But really great things happen in the blink of an eye.
- Hannah Montana

You walk into a hotel lobby in Cape Town at 8am on a Monday morning to meet a consultant from New Zealand so that he can follow you along the motorway to the office (did we not have maps or gps back in 2000?). En route to the office you make a mental note about his blue eyes.

Then you wake up one morning and ten years have passed.
You’re living in a cottage in rural North West Auckland, married to aforementioned blue eyed New Zealander. You’re the mother of his two blonde daughters (and you're quoting a fictitious popstar created by Disney!)

Life changes in the blink of an eye.

And you learn that Love is not something you fall into, it is the thing that holds you together after you have picked yourself up from the fall.

It is not a red rose, or a box of chocolates, or a letter, or a kiss.
It is not a wedding, or a song, or a baby or a house on a hill.
It's none of them, but all of them.
It is in the next breath you take and the next beat of your heart.
It is the thing that you know will carry you through tomorrow no matter what it brings.
And it really is.


  1. As Gretchen Rubin says - the days are long but the years are short. Cherish every moment. I'm only just learning that!

  2. This is absolutely beautiful! And what a gorgeous wedding1

    As a mother of two pre-teen girls, I heartily approve of your quote!