1 EAGLETON NOTES: I Made Time To Stop And Stare.



Wednesday 14 October 2009

I Made Time To Stop And Stare.

Yesterday I put into practice that which I had written in June in the post Making Time.  I went to see friends on the other side of the Island.  I had intended to have morning coffee and then come home and 'get on with the things I have to do' before I leave for New Zealand next week.  But I didn't.  I stayed for lunch and got home mid afternoon.  I had a lovely time.  So I decided that for most of the rest of the day I would continue the theme and do things which I wanted to do and not things which I 'had' to do.  So I read blogs.  I wrote blogs.  I wrote emails.  I made cornflake crunch.  I made phone calls.  I stopped and I stared.  And today I am the better for it and I shall get on with the things that I need to do.


  1. No time to turn at Beauty's glance,
    And watch her feet, how they can dance.
    Glad you took the time!

  2. Thanks for the reminder! And for linking to that earlier post with the poem, I had not read it.

    Funny... I had "sort of" a day like that yesterday too... I did not get the things done that I originally had intended to do. In fact I did not get a whole lot of things done at all except one or two (or perhaps 2½) pieces of writing. I also walked into town without my camera, which felt odd since over the past few weeks I've grown so used to always bring it. But. Yesterday I actually took time instead to just "stop and stare"... I stood still for a long time on a bridge and just watched a flock of mallards, without the ulterior motive of getting a good camera shot of them. They too were very good at just floating around and chatting and doing absolutely nothing...

  3. :) Wonderful, Graham!

    My days have been crammed to the filling with goodness and running around for the past five days...since last Thursday when Lucien was in preschool. Today would be my day to come home, clean the house from in's and out's and not time for proper care...catching up on the laundry...etc. but two friends that I have not spent time with since summer have asked me to meet them for coffee in our local shop. I replied..."I shouldn't, but where and at what time?"

    Thank you for reminding me that not only do I need time to myself, time to catch up but that my friends appreciate some of my time as well :)

    Love to you.

    And I imagine, we shall all be better for it this morning.

  4. Thanks very much for those comments. They really made the posting worthwhile.


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