Saturday, April 23, 2011

T is for...

...Time and Tide - those things that wait for no one.

Today has been, and will be yet, an interesting mix of times. Time spent this afternoon looking forward into the medium term as we get our place ready to go on the market, in preparation for a move to the Midwest.

More time, a good deal more, listening back in time to plainchant that is eight and more centuries old.

And later this evening, we take part in one of the only remaining 3-hour plus liturgies in the Roman Catholic Church. Friends we have who follow Eastern traditions are far more used to liturgies of such length. But we will survive.

It is valuable, or so I've found, to step out from the ordinary business of the day (when this can be done, of course) and take time on a different scale. To carve out a space in time, for whatever purpose.

To stop, to pause, to listen.

Whatever the purpose, whatever is being listened to (or for) is a matter for the individual.

The point is to take the time - from time to time.

10 comments:

  1. Happy Easter! I'm stopping by on the A-Z Challenge.

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  2. Thanks Bob, Happy Easter to you also. Hope you're enjoying the A-Z Challenge.

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  3. Having time... Such a beautiful concept. At some point this year I'm hoping to have some. Maybe I'll even use it to write. Please God let me use it to write.

    Jai

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  4. Stepping out of time - so to speak - has such a wonderful effect on mind and spirit. We know this and yet it's so hard to stop long enough and do it.
    I hope you have a quick sale!

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  5. Stop and listen is a *very* wise thing to do. No matter if it's to music, to a bird chipping, to your own heart or to the silence. It calms down the mind and warms the heart. Good call, Kevin! And happy Easter to you too. :)

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  6. I hope you had a good Easter. I like taking a little time to go on a walk, listen to the birds, be by myself etc . . .

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  7. ...waits for no one and is non-refundable..have a blessed week. Amanda

    Amanda - Realityarts-Creativity
    Art Blog

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  8. Time and tides.. Happy easter

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  9. I love stepping back in time by talking with my 89 year old grandpa about his life as a young man.

    My initials are KJM too!

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  10. Stop, pause, and listen... we need to do this more often.

    I think I am going to make some time today.
    ~2

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