“Nobody sees a flower – really
it is so small it takes time –
we haven’t time –
and to see takes time,
like to have a friend takes time.”
Not so long ago, time stretched ahead in an endless ribbon winding out of sight to unlimited possibility and opportunity. There would always be time. To do more, have more, be more. Or ..to change course.
But the paths were one-way, constantly bifurcating. With each decision well reasoned or impetuous, other paths and their tributaries were lost to view. Still, there was more time, surely.
Then inevitably, imperceptibly, my path narrowed and led me here. Now the path ahead is straighter. There will be fewer opportunities, fewer choices. Each moment counts.
It’s time to take time.