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Time and IWSG December 2013


Quote of the Day:  Peace is when time doesn’t matter as it passes by. Maria Schell

Time in a bottle Jim Croce “There never seems to be enough time to do the things you want to do, once you find them.” 

Time (Why you punish me?) by Hootie and the Blowfish “Time without courage, And time without fear…is just wasted time.”

Honey, time marches on, and suddenly you realize it is marching across your face. line by Truvy in Steel Magnolias. I played Truvy in a community theatre production in Alexandria, MN about 10 years ago. It is one of my favorite roles.

If you have to watch the clock, it might as well be artistic.
How do you mark time? For a short time, I had an email correspondence with a guy named Tim. I told him that every time I type his name it turns into Time. He wrote back a funny quip about time and how he marks it by how fast he empties the shampoo bottle! 

I am marking time today by noting that we’re already at the first Wednesday of the month where we write about our insecurities with the Insecure Writer’s Support Group, founded by the great ninja blogger, Alex J. Cavanaugh.

Before I joined the Advent Photo-a-Day Project, I had planned to write about my word for the week, which was Accept. And, actually, I think Time and Accept work well together. We need to accept the time we have, accept the time of life we’re in, accept our gifts and take the time to use them to make the world a better place. We need to be gentle with ourselves when we run out of time. We need to accept that we are busy people with many tasks to do and people to care for. And, sometimes, we need to claim our time to create and build our own careers while those around us need to accept that we have those needs.

When I told the Biker Chef the word for the day, he wondered about thyme. There he goes, spicin’ it up for me again. He says that thyme can be used with almost anything. I sure enjoyed the thyme at Thanksgiving! (*grin)

I’ll leave you with one more song about time/thyme, Scarborough Fair: Parsley, Sage, Rosemary, and Thyme, recorded by Simon & Garfunkel in 1966. The song itself has been around a long time. According to wikipedia, it is a ballad from Great Britain/Yorkshire and has been around since the middle ages.

When I wrote back to Tim about time, I said that I would like to be timeless, or at least have my creative work have the staying power of a song like Scarborough Fair, or a story we keep going back to like A Wrinkle in Time, or one of Shakespeare’s great plays whose themes are timeless.

Go. Create. Inspire!

Journaling Prompt:  How do you mark time?

  1. Accept and time – those do work well together.
    Maybe if you can make it rhyme, it’s thyme?

  2. This was awesome! I love when people truly appreciate and care for themselves. It’s important to be gentle and patient with ourselves when we write. You nailed it!

    Thanks for visiting my blog =)

    co-host IWSG

  3. OMG you deftly swoop from time to thyme using Tim as a bridge. Brilliant! Pleased to meet you and I’m a new follower.
    –December IWSG co-host

  4. Some great thoughts on Time and Accept.
    Well said!
    Scarborough Fair made me think of Sounds Of Silence… mmm… silence and time are also linked…

  5. Good one, Alex.

    Celebrate being patient and kind, and start with ourselves. Thanks, Elsie

    Thanks, Kim, great to meet you, too!

    Michelle, I listened to the whole S & G album. Sound of Silence is one of my faves.

  6. Some lovely thoughts, I am fascinated by time and lovely different clocks, very strange with my advanced years never bother me. Mmmm…

  7. Beautiful! When we’re younger, change is a good thing — the world’s ours; but when we get older, change becomes a force to be reckoned with, what my grandmother said never to do, that acceptance was the key.

  8. “Accept time” hits home for me today. Happy to have stumbled across your blog.

    David List – Regarding Silexare

  9. Some great quotes. And I love Steel Magnolias. =)

  10. “We need to accept the time we have, accept the time of life we’re in, accept our gifts and take the time to use them to make the world a better place.” I love it. It’s so, so true.

    I mark time by the weekends 😉

  11. Enjoyed your post today. Thanks.

  12. Great post about time and accepting. We often place so much on our shoulders, so many expectations and writing goals, that we struggle to meet them and when we don’t we feel let down. We need to appreciate our time more and accept that we can’t always do it all. 🙂

  13. I loved this post, very creative! By the way, my daughter played Truvy in a high school production. It was so fun, and she loved that part.

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