Monday, August 17

Because..

.. it is all about the journey.
..the destination is final.
..Birthdays are the milestones along the way.




..the milestones pass too quickly, sometimes..
...destinations are reached.


.. the journey can be lumpy, and terrifying.
...I want you to be safe, and well, BB.

.. sometimes, I get homesick for the land of my birth.
..the ones who have gone, the ones who still remain.


..Honey is getting older.
..I love her more than necessary..


..it can be dark within.
..the outlook can be brighter.



..a hideaway in a leafy bower seems very attractive.
..sometimes our fears are never realised.



..you will never feel bad about something kind you have done.
...you may regret an act of love or kindness, left undone...







Cat Stevens, Bitter Blue

21 comments:

The Sagittarian said...

Hi Meggie - I love that song! You wouldn't miss Chch over the past weekend, it's been all rain and damp!! Sun is out today tho'. A bit of a reflective tone to your post today, hope you're ok!

Jeanne said...

Sending a hug, just because ...
Jeanne :)

Kathy's Klothesline said...

Do I detect a touch of melancholy? Hope all is well in your world.

fifi said...

So true.


Never leave a kind act undone.



There is no level of love that you must maintain, of any person or pet. I love my pets way more than "necessary" because they make me so happy!


cheers and hugs

fifi

marigold jam said...

I detect a slightly "blue" tone here - do hope that the sun will shine on you today but also remember that we wouldn't appreciate life's ups if we never had any downs.

Thank you so much for your lovely comments on my blog - I appreciate your kindness.

Hugs

Jane

Ali Honey said...

Hi Meg, Wishing you a great day. Thanks I enjoyed popping in for a quick look at Marigold Jam; I will go back for a longer visit soon.

Pauline said...

"Sometimes our fears are never realized." How true and how comforting. Loved your little photo journey and the memories stirred by Cat Stevens voice.

Christine Thresh said...

A beautiful photo essay.
I like "never leave a kind act undone" and I will try to remember it.

Sheila said...

An introspective post perhaps. It's good to get our thoughts on paper.
Honey looks so sweet, I don't think you could love her more then necessary.
xo

VioletSky said...

There are certain dates that just take you back... to the good and the bad.

mrwriteon said...

You capture it all here. And tempis fugit, especially at my age. Sigh.

quiltmom said...

Hi Meggie,
Thanks for all the email you've sent recently - it always brightens my day.
Lovely photos and contemplative thoughts...
Hope all is well with Honey GOM and the rest of your treasured family.
Warmest regards,
Anna

philly5113 said...

Hi Meggie,
Very nice pictorial reflection. As time passes and we look back it does have a touch of sadness but there is so much to look forward to and to enjoy in the moment. Honey and BB are precious.
Thanks for sharing.

ancient one said...

Good Post Meggie.. So true...

Warty Mammal said...

I'm always impressed at how I can see the resemblence between you, your brother, and your mother.

Well said, as always. Go out and seize that day. Give your Honey some love for me, too. I'm watching a pet of my own grow older, not knowing when that final trip to the vet will be, but cursing its inevitability and the fact that it will sideswipe me when it comes.

Thimbleanna said...

Beautiful Meggie! Love those two last lines!

Finn said...

Great post Meggie. Thinks that we all think about, but maybe don't have the right words to express.
Lots of dusty footprints on that journey through our time here. Big loving hugs from one also loves her "furries" way more than necessary,Finn

julieQ said...

Loved this post, thank you!

Q said...

I often miss my Mum and my sister...I seldom miss my Dad....Sometimes I miss me younger and full of energy, never do I miss the worries.
I understand loving more than necessary. Great song!
Sherry

Rhubarb Whine said...

Oh yes, indeed.
Sigh.

I have that CD too, and play it often. Cat was my first introduction to 'grown up' music as a young teen.

Nancy said...

I love Cat Stevens. I am not sure where my LPs are anymore. Gasp! Does anyone remember LPs, or am I showing my age too much?