As a Tribute to my Japanese heritage

I have written a kind of Haiku on Time

Time passes
Cherry blossoms fall
Life goes on
Even when we're gone
The sun will shine.

I have also tried to bring to mind expressions that I've heard over the years, beginning with one that I remember from childhood (a fair amount of time has passed since then, but my father said it often, so it is well-embedded in my memory)

* Time and tide wait for no man
* Time heals (almost everything)
* Now is the time (for all good men to come to the party)
* Take time to smell the roses
* Time will tell
* Will it pass the test of time?
* Time is of the essence
* All in good time
* Take your time
* Give it time
* There's no time like now

And to finish off, a few quotes that resonate with me:

You are all travellers in time, each entrusted with a fragment of some evolutionary map. (Harry Palmer)

Because your existence in time and space is unique, there are lives that only you can touch. (Harry Palmer)

If you judge people, you have no time to love them. (Mother Teresa)

Until you value yourself, you won't value your time. (M. Scott Peck)

"I wish it need not have happened in my time," said Frodo.  "So do I," said Gandalf, "and so do all who live to see such times. But that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us. (J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring)

Posted on 05 June 2013 in - Temenos Journal - Time

April Lewis

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