Sunday, January 3, 2010

time.


thanks to ali edwards (again!) for the formatting idea - and to katie pertiet for the wonderful paper (this was included in the breast cancer awareness kit)

...this marks my fourth year participating in ali edwards' one word project.

my words for the past three years have been journey (2007), gratitude (2008) and experience (2009) - and one big lesson I've learned from all of them - or maybe just life in general these past few years?! - is how fleeting time is. I have some big changes coming up in my life this year (retirement and moving on to teach knitting, sara will graduate from high school and move away for college, katie will move across the country) and TIME is going to be my word. making sure I'm being intentional with how I use it...and making sure I enjoy the moments because they won't be coming back! although I completely LOVE the part in the definition above "seemingly irreversible" - note that not all the definitions I found included it.

and these two quotes really spoke to me when I was thinking about what TIME means to me:
everything changed the day she figured out there was exactly enough time for the important things in her life. -brian andreas (this one has been a favorite quote for many years; it was on the blog header back in february 2007 when I started mere-et-filles)
nobody sees a flower really; it is so small. we haven't time, and to see takes time - like to have a friend takes time. -georgia o'keefe

feeling like I fizzled a bit on last year's word experience. at least in terms of documentation - but having that definition and ee cummings quote on my blog sidebar all year definitely kept me focused on the word. so I'm taking a similar approach this year and have these two quotes on the sidebar along with the definition.

p.s. when I went to ali's blog to grab the link info for this post, I found a link to christine kane's toolkit for documenting your word. hoping it helps me for time in 2010!

p.p.s. I updated my blogger preferences to use the new editing tool - wow, it's a great improvement! this is the first post I've written in a very long time without having to use the "edit HTML" mode...nope, not even once!

2 comments:

  1. excellent word, one you can definitely reflect on-btw i think you did a great job documenting your experiences this year. i'm going for content(ment). hoping that will inspire me to use what i have and refrain from acquiring more stuff than i really need.

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  2. Fantastic word - mine for the year is Home. I still haven't blogged about it, which is a good thing, means I'm concentrating on Home more hehe

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