...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.