It has been some time since I blogged…and even though I’m new to it i feel odd internet cyber guilt like someone’s keeping score…
There just aren’t enough hours in the day, as they say, to do all the things that matter, that are a priority.
I have been thinking a lot lately about priorities, and as of today here’s what I’ve come up with.
Everything is a priority….
Meaning everything is important. There is a constant inner shuffle that I’m physically aware of that involves moving one very important thing aside to accommodate another, equally important but different task, or errand, or bit of focus. There is no trick, at least in my mind, to sorting it out seamlessly.
There is only today, and now, and response. Then tomorrow will be here and then there will be more things and stuff and action.
Flowers have a way of teaching us. They have lessons for us. The best of which is this – Now is awesome.
I feel sad for the people who buy plants because they feel sad when the flowers die. They are missing the point. Now is what will give you the most if you will only notice. Now is fleeting – it will be summer soon and all the hyacinth will be gone…should we hate the hyacinth for going? And miss out on it altogether? And hate the hyacinth?
Why is permanence so valued when the most beautiful things are often so short lived, like lily of the valley? i’ll take lily of the valley over a ‘stay sharp’ knife. Lily of the valley has no purpose, other than to make me feel otherworldly and sweet and lucky, all at the same time.
I love it even more for it’s fickle here today gone tomorrow-ness. What a tease…sigh…
So in celebration of our new warm-ish spring days, enjoy the flowers people, and not to line my pockets, but because before you know it it will be winter……wait, no…
because it’s nice to have seasonal flowers…..if only for today