Saturday, December 29, 2012

"Time"


Life can be complicated. There are some personal things that need my attention and focus right now. Consequently, I need to take a little time away from the computer. Please know that I will be back soon. Until then, I will leave you with this post from January 1st. 

We are all on the proverbial clock. Everyone is bound to time, and there is no way to escape it. It is said that there is a time for everything: a time to be born, and a time to die, a time to plant, and a time to harvest, a time for war, and a time for peace, a time to cry, and a time to laugh. Time is not affected by religion, race, or gender. There is never enough time, yet there is always time.
No two clocks are the same exact time, yet clocks are everywhere. Clocks come in every shape, style, color, and size. There are loud clocks, silent clocks, clocks that start out quiet and get louder if you ignore them. There is also the perpetual clock.
Every Spring we are told to set our clocks forward an hour, just to set them back an hour come Fall (as if we have nothing better to do with our time).
Time zones also add to the entire time phenomenon. You can be in one place, travel to another, and it be the same time as when you left the first place. Now that is magic!
Of course, the sun and moon have something to do with the real issue of time. We know that when the sun comes up it is morning, the beginning of the day. When the sun goes down, it becomes night, the end of that day. The time in-between becomes tangled in seconds, minutes, and hours. How this happened and why, is the real mystery.
We all deal with deadlines and due dates. A wide array of calendars and appointment books can help manage time, if you can find the time to use them. Yet, some seem to never be in sync with time. Time has been an issue since the very beginning of…well, time.
            The world was created in seven days. Noah survived the “great flood”, when it rained for forty days and forty nights. It goes on; history is full of dates and times. We keep track of our own time with birthdays and anniversaries. We rely on time telling us when to do things, and when not to.
In reality, time is obviously without measure, though we forever try to measure it. It is elusive, though we forever try to capture it. We fight it, yet we celebrate it. It is seemingly endless, yet it is often too brief. When you look into the eyes of an infant, you see the future. When you look into the face of an elder, you see the past. The circle of life is the true “biological clock”; each of our lives is set to it.
Let us enjoy the time we have with each other, and in our own selves. Let us live each day as if it were our last, remembering yesterday with little regret, and looking to the future with hope. Time waits for no one.
            Godspeed.



28 comments:

  1. Ann I hope that everything is OK. I'll miss you while you're away from Blogger but I understand.

    I love your reflective post about time and it is very timely as we start a new calendar year.

    Be well my friend.
    Wishing you all the best for 2013.
    Hugs,
    JB

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    1. Thank you, Julia. I appreciate this very much. Hugs.

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  2. My prayers are with you Ann that things will be back to normal soon!

    HUGS!!!

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    1. Thanks, Beth. I know you understand and I appreciate it!

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  3. Oh I hope you're okay. Hugs and prayers your way. Email if you need anything. You will be missed.

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    1. Thanks, Carrie. I appreciate that. I hope to be back at it soon. Life happens.

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  4. See you when you're back, may all things be good that come your way!

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  5. McGuffy Ann, Am saying a few prayers that life becomes uncomplicated for you sooner rather than later. Will miss you in the mean time but we will all be right here waiting when you come back to blog!! Loved this piece about time you reposted. Very true!!! Hugs!

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    1. Beth Ann, you are so kind. I really appreciate you. Thank you.

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  6. McGuffy Ann, Am saying a prayer that life becomes uncomplicated sooner rather than later. We will all be right here waiting for you when you come back to blog---you will be missed!!! Love the repost about time---very appropriate. Hugs!

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  7. Hoping all will be ok! ((((hugs)))) and Happy New Year to you!

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    1. Thank you so much. Definitely hoping for a happy new year, for everyone.

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  8. Sending hugs your way. Hoping that 2013 will be the happiest for all of us!

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  9. Attending to the issues of life always trumps blogging, as it must. Praying that the new year is much kinder to you and Bill! We will all be right here when you are ready to return to blogging. Hugs and Love Always, Josie

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    1. Thanks. I plan to be back very soon. Life doesn't wait, though. I appreciate your kind words. They mean a lot.

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  10. McGuffy Ann, we are purring and praying that all is okay. Hugs and love to you. We'll see you when you get back.

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    1. Thank you. That means a lot. Hugs & love back.

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  11. Hope you had a very merry christmas and will have a happy and blessed new year!!! I don't comment much but I read a lot. Will be waiting for your return.

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    1. Thanks. I appreciate that. I will be back soon.

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  12. Hugs to you and I am hoping you are ok. Please take care and have a happy new year.

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  13. Hope everything is ok... if you need anything....
    Happy New Year! I hope 2013 is filled with only great health and happiness!

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    1. Thank you, Hilary. Here's hoping for a happy new year for everyone.

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  14. I agree time is very hard to measure. I just try to do as much as I can while I can. Looks like it's time for another new year. Happy New Year!
    : )

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  15. I hope that you are alright. Gracie, Benjamin Bunny, and I send prayers and kind thoughts your way. The wonderful thing about a new year is that the possibility for happiness is just around every corner every minute of every new day.

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  16. An excellent post -- so perfect for starting a new year and making sure our time is used wisely, and towards good.
    I know you are away right now - I hope and pray all is well: Just letting you know that I received your 2 new books. The kids LOVE LOVE Bedtime Tails (you can see a photo on my Wordless Wednesday post for today), and I have been very much enjoying your poetry in Weeds. I am itching to get in my garden....which is currently under 4 feet of snow!! LOL
    anyway, will let you know when I do the review.
    take care! <3

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