Tuesday, June 15, 2010

capturing time

i caught 
a fleeting glance
of you
as i dallied
in the flower beds
you were scurrying
as always
in a hurry to go
well wherever it is
that you go
you whispered
catch me if you can
i smiled 
my patient smile
and whispered back
i've already caught you
i've learned my lesson
life is about living
breathing in
letting go
holding on
capturing time

life is good, my friends, and yes i am rested. thanks for all your sweet words and well wishes for my break.

the photos are of the anniversary clock that my parents received as a wedding gift in 1950. i shot these early one morning as the sun streamed into the east bedroom window at my folks' house. it was one of the final days' of my dad's life and they serve as a reminder to me that time is fickle and relentless and easily wasted. a reminder that work is just work but family is to be treasured. a reminder that you only get once chance to do things right. life isn't about the number of breaths we take but the number of times that life takes our breath away. make each moment count.


maggie's garden said...

This is so beautiful...the pictures ....your words so meaningful and heartfelt and so very true. Glad you had some time to revive.

RNSANE said...

Julie, very beautiful words!! Good to see you back, you have been so missed. Hope you are feeling 100% and ready for life. You have been missed.

At 65, I've done it! My poetry book - Life's Journey by Carmen Henesy - is out on Amazon!
( Poems about the things that have been important to me in my journey through life, some humorous, some sad, some that may have meaning to you as well )

Terry said...

Well-said. Thanks for the reminder!

chiccoreal said...

Dear Julie: Wow! That's when my folks married! l950! I love those clocks! What a lovely present! Time is fleeting; I know this. I worry about my folks. Each one of us has only so many hours on this earth. I will take your advice; and make the best of time. Lucky for us love transcends time.

cindy said...

i'm glad to see you back with you wonderful heartfelt and wise posts.