Saturday, December 27, 2014

The Sands of Time

No one ever has the answer to the question: "Where does the time go?" As if it really could go somewhere. And why do we say it is so elusive? As if we really could capture it. And, why do we say that time flies by? As if it really could fly.

But, it did seem to go. And, it does seem elusive. And it did seem to just fly by.

One thing we know for sure, is that time waits for no one. So, whether you are ready for it or not (and who ever is anyway?), here comes 2015 rolling in.

I'm not one to do resolutions, but I do set goals throughout the year-not saving it for the new year. It's a work in progress. One of the ones that I keep trying to work on is to practice being more silent and living with silence. Not easy to do in a household, but I try to consciously make it a point to not play music or have the TV on for periods of time. As I said, it's a work in progress and I have to continually make myself aware to do this consciously. The nice thing about this kind of practice is that your mind learns to become more settled, more quiet. Falling asleep at night doesn't take an eternity like it used to. I think making silence be a part of your everyday life is a good thing-even if you are in the midst of raising children-it's a good thing. They learn by example and I think it's one of the best gifts one can pass along.

"When peaceful silence lay over all, and when night had run half way her swift course, down from the heavens, from the royal throne, leapt your all-powerful Word. –Book of Wisdom 18:14-15"

May the ringing in of the New Year be a safe, joyful and happy one for you.

Happy New Year!

Join us as a group of us (yes-there are many of us!) from around the world post our shadow shots over at Shadow Shot Sunday 2. Entertain your muse and be amused by stopping by to see what others have posted!


Magical Mystical Teacher said...

How comforting to know that I'm not the only one who wonders where the time goes! Happy New Year!

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Sylvia K said...

Ah, yes!! I feel the same way as MMT and I do indeed wonder where time goes!! Have a very Happy New Year!!

Gemma Wiseman said...

Silence is an important igredient of the living routine. Periods of sound need periods of quiet. It's all about balance.
Thank you for your lovely words on the Shadow Shot Sunday 2 blog. Yes. We are continuing in 2015. It's been 3 far...
Happiest New Year!

Jim said...

We both have time pieces today

Chubby Chieque said...

Good words to suck in, my Molokai Gir.

Hope you had a great Christmas and wishing you all the best of 2015.

See you & God Bless you and your family.


irenewaters19 said...

Time also waits for no man. Loved this reflection on time and the shadows cast by the timer dripping the sands of time. Happy New Year

Angie said...

Wonderful shots!

Leovi Leovi said...

Wonderful pictures, I love the feelings that you transmit to this hourglass !!

colleen said...

That first shot is so surreal. They go great with this recent poem about the Winter Solstice/New Year:

Ruth Kelly said...

That last photo is amazing with the sands of time falling. I enjoy my silent times of which I have plenty now that I am alone.

Sara Chapman said...

Very thoughtful post. Time! It does seem to fly by like those old movies of calendar pages blowing off. The good part of that is that spring will soon be here!


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