Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Wisp of Smoke

life chugs along at breakneck speed…
do you ever find yourself
wanting to grab a moment
hug it to yourself
with all the fierceness you can muster
and not let go??

i know, i know
i’m getting older…
seeing it slip away,
evaporate into a swirling wisp of smoke
never to return
to quote a line from one of my own poems:
“life moves in only one direction
there’s no turning back for further inspection”

sometimes i wish that that wasn’t the case….

i know acceptance is the key
(and gratitude)
it’s all good
and knowing that we are not alone
as we negotiate
 both the sunshine and the shadows
the sweet and the bitter….
that pretty much everyone on the planet
(lucky enough to make it this far)
has the same thoughts from time to time
and that’s just the way it is….
well, it’s comforting


  1. Oh so true dear Patty! Beautiful photos. Received your gorgeous card! Thanks for thinking of me ... I'm honoured. Love the zentangle. xxDonna

  2. i couldn't agree with you more about acceptance and gratitude being the keys and that we're not alone in all of this!!!

  3. I am with you on this - sometimes I want to stop time and hold a moment a bit longer.

  4. What absolutely gorgeous images!! And - yes - life is flying by. So important to appreciate every moment!

  5. This is a very thoughtful post.
    I love that there is the image of a heart in the last photo... I think it illustrates your feelings beautifully.



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