Tick tock–tick tock–tic–tic-ti—


I haven’t got the time…where has the time got to…I can’t fit enough hours into the day

Recognise the phrases above, used them yourself recently? I have, but a something I saw a week ago acted as  a wake up call, if I really needed it, and this is a sight that I offer to you know.

I saw a cat, and a boy. That’s all. No explosions, no plane crashes, and nothing else that might get into the big screen, yet at the moment of contact, of double contact, all of life lay before me, The sat on a wall,not a mat, sorry, and a boy coming out of school prepared to pass the cat by. He never made it. As the two of them drew closer the boy was drawn to the cat as if magnatised. The cat looked at the boy, tensed for a moment, and then relax as the boy stroked the cat and rubbed the cat behind it’s ears. No words were spoken, no huge hugs were given, but a bond as old as life itself was formed that had a language and power of it’s own. After two or three minutes the boy moved on, but was stopped by a form Meow from the cat in question. The boy stopped, smiled, returned and this brief cycle of life began over again

Ok so what, just a cat and a  boy. A meow, a stroke, and a murmur between them, but what if I hadn’t seen them, what if I was so busy managing my time that thus brief yet timeless cycle has simply flicked, unnoticed by my eyes and mind. Such inattention wouldn’t have hurt me, and the cat and the boy would have enjoyed each others company, but how much duller my day would have been

We all talk about the lack of time in our lives, but never about our time management. We laugh at and chide the day dreamer, we mock the simpleton who, with too much time on his hands stares out at a landscape where, in our mind, there is nothing to be seen. Finally we congratulate ourselves on how busy we are, and pride ourselves that we are constantly on the go.

Yet who is the simpleton  and the dreamer as we run around chasing our own tails, and is is a sign of wisdom, that all to often, we are ruled by our tablets, emails, and mobile phones.

Why don’t we stop and look around us, that is the challenge I would set for all of us, might we not see  a whole host of worlds, mocrocosmic worlds, of unimagoanble power and importance being played out before our eyes

What is this life, if full of care, we have no time to stand and stare?

W H Davies- Lesiure

Recognise that quote anyone, seen anything good recently, why not post a reply

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