“The Days are long, but the years are short.”
That’s what came to me when I saw today’s Stream of Consciousness prompt from Linda Hill: the word, “short.”
That little nugget of paradoxical wisdom was offered by a friend when my first child was born. As time went on, I came to realize it’s truth.
Having and caring for children, or any labor intensive work, makes time fly, so that the years go by in a blur. Good thing we have photos!
Ah, but to slow things down a bit. I’ll never forget that summer I stayed home on maternity leave with my second child. I got to take the whole summer off. My favorite memory happens to be in my book. I was sitting in the living room nursing my baby girl. The big kids, including my son, played outside as it started to rain. There’s nothing like a summer rain when the weather is so warm you don’t mind being out in the wetness. The big kids sang silly songs and danced in the rain as I listened through the front screen door. It was like a slice of heaven.
Life is short. Dance in the rain every chance you get.
Watch this. You won’t be sorry. You’ll smile, I bet. 🙂
Here are the rules for Stream of Consciousness Saturday: