The Passage of Time

The passage of time happens in the blink of an eye, seemingly, and when you're least expecting it. You're just moving along, living your life, then BAM! weeks, months, and even years have passed. This was evident to me recently during a visit to one of the local museums. 

As is my usual custom, I look at my Facebook memories every day just to see what happened in the past. It's actually one of the coolest features on Facebook, but I digress. Anyway, I had done a Throwback Thursday post a few years ago with the following picture of my kids. I took the photo in 2009 at the Durham Museum when The Teen was ten and Nature Girl was three.

Look at how cute and little they were! 

When we went to the museum recently, then, I decided that we should recreate the old picture from nearly a decade ago. Here's how that turned out:

Wow, just wow. What a big difference a decade makes!

Side by side so you can really compare. 

So much has happened in the past decade: tears have been shed, hugs have been shared, friendships have been gained and lost, sicknesses have been dealt with, boo-boos have been kissed, we've moved from elementary to middle to high school, we've graduated, we've started college, and we've had heartbreak. And here we are, a decade later, a decade smarter, stronger, older, and, hopefully, wiser.

We can't stop the passage of time, but we can enjoy it. We can try to live as slow as possible, taking our time to savor every moment. These pictures remind me that I need to work on that. 

Savor today, and every day. Time is fleeting and, with it, our lives.


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