Friday, April 18, 2008

A Reflection From the Past

It's been a long day and I had managed to be semi-productive doing things around the house before it occurred to me that I had neglected to even turn the computer on and it was after 8:00! Wow - it's a miracle! I'm not sure if I'm going to get to the computer tomorrow either as I have some things planned for after work that I'm still trying to get done before Amanda gets home on Sunday. This week has certainly gone by fast!

Anyhow, I didn't want to not write something for three days in a row so I thought I'd go back into my old Live Journal archives and pull a post from there to post here today. Yeah, yeah, it's cheating but give an old woman a break, okay? Enjoy this blast from the past and I will try to get back on track here in the next couple of days - honest!
"O frabjous day! Callooh! Callay!"
- originally posted March 30th, 2006

"Now is the winter of our discontent made glorious summer by this sun of York." - William Shakespeare

More aptly, perhaps I should write "there goes our winter of discontent made glorious Spring by the sun shining on Norwich" but I rather doubt that's what The Bard had in mind when he penned Richard the III! However, the sun was indeed glorious today and for the first time in a long time I was able to go out and sit on my glider swing on the front porch like some over-sized turtle soaking up the sun! Ah, bliss!

There were any number of things that I meant to do today, especially considering it was my first day off in ten long days, but all of my good intentions pretty much faded away in the warmth of the sun. I did manage to rake around the roses a little bit and by the side of the house but this wasn't really a day for chores so much as it was a day to enjoy the return of Spring. There will be plenty of time for yard work (provided my back cooperates) and for housework which never seems to end but the opportunities to just sit and relax with a cup of tea and the sun shining on one's face just don't come often enough. Again - bliss!

Funny how as one gets older one finally appreciates life a little more and the opportunities to sit and do nothing for a little bit. George Bernard Shaw was right when he said that "youth is wasted on the young" as you just don't appreciate the little things in life when you're young. A good book - a good cup of coffee - a good friend - a warm Spring day - the sun on your face - and the occasional chance to just 'be'... those are just some of the things I'm finally learning to enjoy more and more.

6 comments:

  1. You are so right Linda, you do appreciate little things more as you get older!

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  2. Just stoppin' by to say hello to a fellow night owl.

    World: Linda knows nothing about getting old. She'll give you a report if it ever happens. :)

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  3. I wouldn't go back to my "youth" and trade it for the wisdom I (hope) I have now. "A good cup of coffee...a good freind...the chance to just 'be'....."
    Well said and so very true.

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  4. I just tried to book to see Hamlet in Stratford starring David (Dr Who) Tennant and Patrick (Star Trek) Stewart, but every performance was sold out.

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  5. Hi Linda!
    Thanks fur coming to our blog to see our wish! And thanks fur the compliments!
    Nice blog!
    -Maya and Kena

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  6. I'm with you there, Linda, about how we appreciate the little things in life more as we "mature."

    I'm glad you enjoyed your day off! `

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