A walking to-do list, I am , these days
Always rushing to get more done faster
I glance at my watch frequently,
Relieved that I have a little bit ahead or
Panicked that I am behind
I set timers
All my appointments on Outlook at work ping their warnings on cue.
I even have a timer set( on my phone) to write this post
And so my days go by
To that persistent rhythm of time
I think of time... all the time
But then there is my child
Who makes me pause
Creates these oasis in my days ..
Where we do what we want to do
One of the best things that a Floortime Lifestyle has done for us really- is that it has legitimized "chasing butterflies" as my friend Tanya calls it
The other day we went outside into the gorgeous Spring day and did songs with things from nature
Somehow the time felt slower, more gracious , more leisurely
Here is a picture of him singing 5-6 pick up sticks
With him , I reset the tick tock background music into a differerent song
Reser it to an old favorite
Got no deeds to do,
No promises to keep.
I’m dappled and drowsy and ready to sleep.
Let the morning time drop all its petals on me.
Life, I love you,
All is groovy.
Simon and Garfunkel, The 59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin’ Groovy
Melody asks us to share an image thisweek -
And this week's image is the peace and realness that is R
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Friday, April 16, 2010
SOOC Saturday : Slowing down
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Darling. Just darling. I love that he sings. (It's one thing I feel most robbed of). It is heartmelting that he can create that little moment in picking up sticks - and that you capture it with such appreciation!
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thanks for the reminder that slow is good too.
Love it!! What a sweet picture of R. I feel that "tick tock" all the time too, it's so nice when I can put it on "mute" every now and then :).
btw, love Simon & Garfunkel too ;) hee hee
Time, It is amazing that you would TAKE the TIME to,
post about it..... LOL
I'm So happy that you did, great perspective K....
As always you keep it real....
A.W. Tozer quoted in his book.
God's Pursuit of Man: "The man who would know God must give time to Him." He must count no TIME wasted which is spent in the cultivation of His acquaintance.
I believe you captured a Godly moment in your picture. :o)
Have a GREAT weekend...
I love that he is your gentle reminder to slow down. My kids do the same for me. I constantly find a list running in my head and I have to remember my kids don't care about clean clothes or the dishwasher being unloaded they just want me. Great Post!
Oh, that is such a darling picture of him...it's wonderful that he is singing!!
I remember when I worked full time when my big girls were involved in so much including after-school activities. I felt sometimes like I were drowning...I felt like I had no down time. I don't envy you a second. I'm glad you can slow down and enjoy the ....now.
Slowing down is always a good thing. Sometimes it seems like our kids teach us more than we teach them.
A beautiful and timely reminder for me to find ways to slow down...both WITh and w/out my own son. Wishing you a weekend full of peace and grace.
Your little man is adorable. I hear that "tick tock" all the time too and my kids help me to remember to slow down and mute it just about every day.
Oh, how glad I am that time is relevant and totally ununderstandable. So TIIIIIcccck Toooooccccck can work just as well on the right occasions.
K, I love this image and I love your posts about R. You have an amazing little boy whom I have seem to fallen in love with also!
Great post..thanks for sharing! Stopping in from SOOC!
It's so hard to slow down and just enjoy life; I never feel like I have DONE enough. Thank you for the reminder.
Thanks for stopping by my blog. I love that picture of your son--what a handsome little guy! I will have to come back and read more. I have a nephew that is pretty clearly autistic but his mother refuses to have him evaluated, believing that nothing is wrong. :( The reminder to slow down and appreciate the moment is appreciated!
Thank you for sharing his peace, his song. You knew I needed that, didn't you?
I adore the photo. Adore it.
Thanks for your comment on my blog!
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What a cutie. I love when our children remind us to slow down and live in the moment...My 11 year old was outside blowing bubbles and playing with the cat the other day and I just had to stop and enjoy the moment. Thanks for visiting my blog.
This is beautiful. Love that song.
I love it! The picture and the words!
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