Rise and shine, another great day to be alive in this amazing place. Whether you are surrounded by natural countryside greenery or a concrete jungle – it’s a beautiful day.
Making quick or slow deliberate decisions about what to wear, what to eat for breakfast or even what to do for the next few hours?
Note. . . What time did I get up? Habit forming/learnt behaviour, I can count how many hours it’s been since breakfast until I can eat again in that space and time for lunch. How many hours or minutes until an appointment, a meeting with friends? Do you control time or does it control you?
Clock focussing ~ oooh that went quick ~ tutt why is it taking so long? How can that be? Quick one minute (there you go another time reference) and drag the next! Yet if you stare at a clock it can give you the impression that it’s standing still.
I wonder how many people live their lives not bound by the clock? There are days I try but it’s often broken through a suggestion of lunch out or a meet up, “what time shall we meet/eat?”
When the sun is at its highest?
There is a spider plant in my bathroom and it has produced a shoot now bearing babies. First comes the flowers, followed by the new baby spider plant. I noticed just the other day that the flowers weren’t open. I thought perhaps it’s because they’re new? Nope! During the course of the day at some given point they opened. So tiny yet beautiful, then later they closed. Just like the hands of the clock in the blink of an eye there is unseen movement. When did it open/close? Was it due to the amount of daylight that caused it to shift? Or is there some form of regular motion the flower goes through ~ how can I monitor this movement to the exact point without the concept of time?
Just like daisies in the lawn ~ it’s daylight yet they are closed and I came to the conclusion that the heat from the sun encouraged them to open.
I can hear some say “Google it” and I would laugh knowing that I am probably part of the last generation who knew how to live without a computer, iPad, or mobile phone. Also part of a generation who appreciates life without any of it.
To have had the experience of a nomadic lifestyle, the experience of a life without carpets and light switches also to be restricted on anything classed as work one day a week ~ certainly plays with your mind. Then home to your own culture and put things into perspective, the importance of community and appreciation of one another.
The older I get I often think of the many biblical terms taught and instilled. Words and deeds used throughout my growing years at home, school and in my very younger years, Sunday school.
Let he without sin cast the first stone (John 8:7), don’t do unto others that which you wouldn’t like done to you (Luke 6:31). Love thy neighbour as thyself (Mark 12:31). For with whatever judgement you judge, you will be judged; and with whatever measure you measure, it will be measured to you (Matthew 7:2) and on it goes.
One of my downfalls has been anger ~ Be not quick in your spirit to become angry, for anger lodges in the heart of fools (Ecclesiastes 7:9). So what a fool I have been! Rag ‘n’ Bone Man song Human comes to mind here.
Freedom ~ priceless or is it?