Wednesday, October 12, 2011

life's a blur

"she said she usually cried at least once each day not because she was sad,
but because the world was so beautiful and life was so short"

Wow, how did it get to be October already? It feels like it was just the blazing hot and humid days of August. Next thing we know it will be the holidays, with the arrival of cold weather and snow!

I don't know if you feel this way, but as I get older, life seems to move so much faster. Some days slip by in a wash of colors, one rolling into the next--I constantly find myself wondering where the time has gone. We all try to fit so much into each day. Work, kids, family, pets, friends, hobbies, exercise, fun...the list goes on.

Starting today I am taking a stand against the frenetic pace and encouraging myself to s.l.o.w. down. To enjoy the simple moments and drink in the everyday sights. Whether that means a more conscious effort to capture little slices of life through my lens, or just taking the time to let them sink in, I vow to savor each day in a different way.

Want to take the challenge with me? I encourage you all to do the same. Slow down, prioritize, enjoy a long, deep breath. Notice your surroundings. Take in the moment at a time. Otherwise life can just become a blur.

~christy {urban muser}

summer in the city never looked so pretty!!

summer in the city never looked so pretty!! by shellee777


Kirstin said...

Christy, this is exactly what I need to remember today and your pictures will definitely help me do that. Thank you.

maureen said...

Yes, life does feel like it is flying by in a blur, with so much activity crammed into a day. I'm not sure I know how to slow down for any real lenght of time though.

Gilly said...

Love these pictures - the mystery of the first one, and the colours of the second. I was forced through illness to learn to live my life at a slower pace (I was seriously ill with CFS for more than ten years)and I'm grateful for that, but time still seems to fly past anyway!

Anna said...

I agree, time flies by too quickly! I constantly work at enjoying the moment by noticing the beauty in my life - striving for the soft blur of contentment :) Lovely images today!

Becky Sue said...

I read this quote yesterday and have already found two instances to repeat it, "Time flies but you're the pilot". I wish I had copied the source but I didn't. Having kids that are growing so rapidly has put life in overdrive. I have to constantly remind myself to slow down and savor each day. I am so grateful for this photography hobby which will allow me to permanently capture so many of these moments.

Talibah said...

"Let no beauty go unnoticed," is a quote I read this morning and that is my way of slowing the pace. This year has flown by and yes I was just telling my son that I could not believe that it was already time for the holiday season to kick off again. I will take your challenge because for a while I have been trying to figure out how to slow time.

Christina said...

oh time does fly, doesn't it, my friend.
i will gladly slow down and join you for a breather.

beautiful photos.

lisa said...

Oh, I do know what you mean Christy.
I find that the older I get, the more sensitive I get to any time I feel I have wasted in one way or another. Unfortunately, with this in mind, there is always so much more I want to do and accomplish, but I need more than 24 hours in a day to do it!!

Oliag said...

I will surely join you in taking a deep breath, slowing down and enjoying the moment!!!

Anika said...

Christy- love that shot!!

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