Time is something that has really upset me for a while. Time flies at certain periods and sometimes it just seem that it never ends. What's more is that the older I grow the faster time flies!
It's all a question of perception though as a second, a minute, an hour, a week or a month lasts exactly the same... I know!
What I find fabulous in having a long summer break is that I have plenty of time ahead of me and that often leads me to many places I had no plan to go to. I often let my mind drift away, thinking about my life, my family, my friends, what is really important, what matters most... and the glimpses of personal truth I get are enlightening.
This summer is no exception and has been even exceptional in many ways! I have tried to relax, to take time with my wife and beautiful daughters -how they have grown.... still can't believe it as they were toddlers not so long ago- , take time to stitch, time to read, to talk to my neighbors, to have friends, colleagues, cousins, aunt and uncle over for a BBQ party. We have had many delightful evenings. We also met friends from Burgundy and Switzerland on the Meditteranean coast. We visited Barcelona, a city not very far from my vacation place but I had not find time to visit it before...
I even had the visit of a stitching friend who came for a day with her husband... I'm sure you probably know what we talked about!!!
And guess what ? Every single, simple, small gathering was filled with laughters, shared memories, good food, good wine and most of all, love and friendship... Blissful... Eternal... new memories are being made all summer long...
This time, I have been able, more than ever before, to focus on the here and now, to rejoice in the company of the people I was with... Time is not so much important when you fill it with intensity and accept with humility the passing of it.
And that's not all! I resumed running again on a more regular basis, going out four times a week for an hour or an hour a half. Running in the countryside early in the morning or late in the evening is fantastic... rarely do I have time to enjoy the beautiful golden hours. Lights are incredible, and it's like discovering my own surroundings with a new eye. I had no other choice though as it is way too hot to run at any other time of the day!
This has been a summer of renewal, and I still move slowly to the end of it, knowing perfectly well that the end of it means the beginning of a new school year, full of challenges and promises, and that the blooming flowers that have filled my summer both in my heart or on my piece of linen will last forever...
... and the stitching goes on with part 2 of the Stitch Me Club.
Last thing I wanted to share with you is the magazine Kinfolk which is truly inspiring! I
guess it perfectly fits in my state of mind these days. I have read,
and read again the articles and have admired the beautiful photos.