"The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough."
On this very first day of Autumn, which coincidentally my favourite season, I pause and wonder: Where did the rest of the year 2012 go? This month's unusual warm temperatures, kept me thinking we still are in Summer. Yet I have to face the truth, there is only about 100 days left till next year. How did this happen?
Life's perpetual motion in which everyday is very similar to the one before, contributes somewhat to this blurry vision I have of the last nine months. A few milestones here and there, sticking out in my memory but overall quite a blend fusion of hours and days mixed together. Quite a distressing feeling, may I tell you when one realizes that she does not remember much about how three quarter of a year just disappeared..it all seem to me as if it went in the blink of an eye.
So in a futile effort to slow down time, as if such a feat was ever possible, I was wondering about trying my best to live in the moment. Let me explain, back in Europe this past Summer I noticed that I was feeling the hours, feeling the days each and ever one of them.
Time. had. slowed. down.
Looking back, I come to think that it was slower for the simple reason that I was not living in the past or looking ahead. I was very focused on enjoying each and every moment. My senses were somewhat heightened by the beauty of every place we visited. The food we ate was simply scrumptious, and I can still remember the scents in the air. All of this contributed in my mind to three unforgettable weeks all filled with plenty of time, made of precious moments weaved together.
So here it is...
I. am. taking. it slow.
In doing so, I hope to start learning to feel each and everyday, in order to enjoy my life much more. I know it is going to be somewhat of a challenge and I embrace it wholeheartedly. Wish me luck
One a side note, it's so good to be back here with all of you on Vision and Verb. I wish you all a very beautiful first Autumn day :-)