calming, tranquil, peaceful, my third time back in Cephalonia. One week southwards in Spartia, beautiful countryside, vineyards, monasteries and such friendly people. Now in the Northern tip of the island, magnificent vistas across to Ithaca and Lefkas, turquoise seas and the bluest of blue skies, forests, shady walks amongst the pines, birdsong around every corner…………
Where does time go?? its been so long since I have been in a space to “create” , well create in the way I have on this blog. If I stop and reflect on these weeks gong past, I can find it kind of scary that not only have I stopped creating for my own pleasure, but that ” time “is running faster than ever and all the yesterdays just memories stored away somewhere for future use, or just forgotten or displaced by some other more important scenario.
Time and living can only ever be in the moment, its right under our noses as each second unfolds, if we are authentic and conscious of these moments we can extract much pleasure in the unfolding.
Never look back or hanker for anything of the old even if at the time it seemed very good. There are far more wonderful things in the New so never be afraid or reluctant to leave all the old behind.
I have spent years trying to rid myself of memories, or at least ones that impinge on “self” the ones that hold me back, bring me fear, justify my inability to carry out something creative and so on and so forth. I used to think ” Time” was like a long thread reaching in the distance either side of me , one end tethered at my birth with images of the past pegged on like photographs in a dark room hanging up to dry, and the other end tethered at the point where life here on earth will be extingguished. All the while edging along second by second, day by day, year by year until I reached the end.
Time, seen as linear, brings up all kinds of fear, it becomes such a precious commodity because it feels as if its length is finite. and feelings its finite makes each moment locked in a memory that must never be forgotten. This whole paradigm bring about a real lack mentality, like there is “never is enough” time, so we either cram to much into our lives, run around like headless chickens to feel that we are not wasting “time” or we live our lives from these stored up memories because we hold so much value to them and never really enjoy the living moment, totally fearing the future in case it is going for-shorten the time we have left; how sad. think of time as the moment and hold onto the fact that time if you need to equate it, is circular, like a spiral, never ending…………..
Never look back or hanker for anything of times past, even if it seemed very good. There are far more wonderful things in the new moments as they unfold, forget time and live each moment to the full
Just like right now, I am tapping away on my laptop, enjoying the suns rays shining down on my face, its warm, the birds are singing and I am enjoying my two new house guests……………….. what more could I possibly need right now !
wow, cant believe its almost November, been awhile since I posted, life has just been full……………….Where does all the time go, it seems to be racing past at the moment, although I have gained an hour in my day today as the clocks changed today.
Have been away in a very tranquil setting in Suffolk, bliss is the word I would use describe it. This proud fella woke me up every morning at 6.30am. Why is it they rise and “cock a doodle do” everyday without fail? You would think they might have a few off days? His name is Neville by the way !
Feel so drawn to the sea at the moment, and yesterday it was so calm down at Normans Bay. Seeing the waves lap gently on to the pebbles, almost like the water is swaying, rocking, so comforting……………. Just the the four of us, Kirsty, Yao and myself and dear sweet Pasha. She had a sore foot from the icy weather so Kirsty ended up carrying her back to car. We watched the skies as the sun slowly began to set, the apricot ribbon like wisps of cloud reflected in the pond like surface of the water. Another day drawing to a close as we raced home to jacket potatoes, lashings of butter, a tasty ham, cold roast beef and a big bowl of salad…. yummy especially as it was washed down with with a glass of mulled wine. Another day closing, and getting close to another year closing, so much has happened to sharpen my focus, and feel the urge to start writing it all down…………
sunday morning………… what a treat, not only bacon and eggs which I treat myself to now and again, but Pasha, who shared my weekend. She is wonderful and has a calm serenity about her……. She goes back to tonight, I will miss her. Although there is one little lady who will be pleased and that is Lilly my persian beauty.
Nothing nicer than a long walk by the sea. Yesterday, a beautiful but chilly day provided the perfect conditions for just that. Camber is the place, a beautiful long sandy beach, it was glorious. Especially sharing it with a dear friend and my daughters lovely dog Pasha……..
After had a late lunch at THE GEORGE in Rye followed by a scone with with blackcurrant jam and lashings of cream
a beautiful sunny day spent in the sussex countryside with my daughter Kirsty. A creative day spent painting birdcages!! for another IDC project, lunch with home grown veg, french beans, courgettes and sunshine yellow and deep red cherry tomatoes, yummy. Then of for a long walk over the fields, back through the churchyard in time for tea. Another happy memory to store away!!
lunch on Flickr – Photo Sharing!.