Time is precious. We often find ourselves running short of it or not using it wisely. We may dwell on the past or daydream about the future. We all have the same 24 hours every day. How do we make the most of our limited time? I can’t answer that, but TIME is the theme Donna chose for us this week. How do we capture time?
In the picture below, the sky and the sea merge; there is neither a beginning nor an end.
No beginning, no end; equals eternity. Does time exist in eternity?
The waves of the sea, an endless beach, a moment of solitude, and time seem to stand still.
Footprints in the sand are only there temporarily; over time, they fade away.
“Footsteps in the sand will always leave an impression on my mind.”
– Anthony T. Hincks
Sand crabs have created countless patterns in the sand since time immemorial.
“In every outthrust headland, in every curving beach,
in every grain of sand there is the story of the earth.”
– Rachel Carson
Anyone who takes the time to look closely sees a footprint in the sand and a track made of what? Something indistinct lies on the beach, and an orange bucket while someone walks into the sea.
“Time is free, but it’s priceless. You can’t own it, but you can use it.
You can’t keep it, but you can spend it. Once you’ve lost it, you can never get it back.”
— Harvey MacKay
Take your time for a closer look at what was indistinct in the previous image. A child has lost his cap but it has long been forgotten as the photo is almost ten years old and the child is no longer a child.
“The future is something which everyone reaches at the rate of sixty minutes an hour,
whatever he does, whoever he is.”
— C.S. Lewis