A few years ago I came across this quote by CS Lewis ( while shopping) and like so many of his quotes it made me stop in mid-stream and take this picture.
” Isn’t it funny how day by day nothing changes but when you look back everything is different.” ( I call it the “ambiguous enigma of time.”) And every time I experience it … I feel lost in time.
We get caught so caught up in our day-to-day life, that we forget this seeming constant routine is a delusion ( or at least a “red herring ” ) and that underneath all the repetitive activities of daily life…time is slyly and craftily changing us.
It takes unexpected benchmarks like out-grown clothes, holidays ( already again?) the start and ending of school, etc to remind us that everything has changed and that it is the change itself… that is the only true compass…the only constant in our lives.
With family it is photographs of special family gatherings that marks time in our genealogy. For Grandmother Boo it is the grandchildren’s birthdays!
Tuesday is Eva Cate’s birthday-a special one – she will be turning 11- the ” Tween” years are upon us! So this year she is more aware of her role as one of the “girls” -starting to hang out with the female cousins, aunts, mothers and grandmothers.
Since Eva Cate is my oldest grandchild she pioneers the rest of the siblings and cousins into the next stage of growing up-she is the compass for all of us! I do feel a sense of loss of time when I see her first Christmas and last year’s Christmas.
So until tomorrow…Let’s enjoy every day we can while making memories with family-because in a flash the memories will be the most precious possession we still have.
” Today is my favorite day” Winnie the Pooh
Actually yesterday was a great favorite day-we finally got April showers for the first time in April-I looked out my screen window and I could swear the plants and flowers were smiling back at me!