i was hinting at this when i spoke of the canning jars i store in cyberspace. barbara kingsolver said she wanted to “pin the river to its banks,” which was always poignant to me. on the verge of 38, time is racing by. utah phillips’ statement, “time is an enormous long river” puts it into broader perspective. i’m just one person standing in the river, what my ancestors put in the river flows down to me, and what i put in it flows from me down to the future.

jay back IMG_4231

looking back in time.

jay forward IMG_4226

looking forward in time.

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being here now.

participating in the weekly photo challenge from the daily post: time was last week’s theme

2 comments to time

  • this is beautiful. time! oh my. it is such a wild ride. i remember when it seemed to move so slowly as if climbing a roller coaster to the sky and now i’m flying down the other side with my stomach in my chest. i can across this quote about time awhile back and i might get it wrong but it goes something like this: if you are depressed, you are living in the past. if you are anxious, you are living in the future. if you are at peace, you are living in the present. this quote really hit home with me, and i realized that i often suffer from living in the future.
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  • exactly! that is the same sentiment i was going for – i think i got that same depression/anxiety connection from my therapist a while back. 🙂 i love your roller coaster analogy, it’s perfect.

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