New Beginnings

January 6, 2009

The mere cadence of Svetlana Konnikova’s post reminds me of the power of slowing down. Having enjoyed almost two weeks off, I have returned to the pace of my heartbeat’s rhythm. It was wonderful to feel “allowed” to watch a movie with my children last night, even though it was working hours (I had already completed all assignments hours before – that’s what ‘freelancing’ means, right? You are free to wield your lance at will).

On Svetlana’s blog, Mama’s Home Remedies, she quotes Truman Capote. The below says it all this first week of the year.

“Time, time, what is time? The Swiss manufacture it, French hoard it, the Italians want it, the Americans say it is money, and the Hindus say it doesn’t exist.”

Having asked Swiss, French, Italian, American and Hindu people their meaning of time, I could not agree more. Time, like life, is what you make of it.

How will you make yours?

One Response to “New Beginnings”


  1. I have learned much about time over our nearly 3 week break from school. Spacious time allows us to live the lives we long to live. I will take the lessons with me from that holiday into our day to day.


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