Have we forgotten to love the moment?

I have quite a lot of random thoughts that pop into my head. I’m sure you are all the same. The fresh air does it to me as I walk away from my desk into the outdoors. Woodlands being one of my favourite places to reflect. I’m sitting in one right now.

It dawned on me that we are so focussed on what’s coming next these days. Some people I know are already talking of Christmas and 2018. It seems all too easy just to undervalue what is happening now, what lays before you. Ok granted the effects of now will lead to what happens next. I feel that we sometimes need to slow down more. Simply to cherish what is going on around you or just to spend time contemplating nature. It’s for this reason I like to get away from other humans occasionally!

Easy to say of course and I’m no innocent party of said crimes. My career is all about innovating the web and whichever way we do it today, it will be old hat by the time I set my alarm clock and drift off at the end of the day. Life is fast. Keeping up is a challenge that keeps people like myself in employment earning money.

The brevity of life was brought home with a thud recently when an old friend of ours passed away suddenly. A week later my great aunt also passed away. So it’s no surprise that this topic lingers heavily on my mind currently. Our mortality. I recalled happy memories of the two people lost, the fun we had and the way I never in the past considered what would happen to them in the distant future. They would all simply always be around, part of the social fabric in which we are embroidered.

The universe in which we live may seem inextricably infinite but nothing within it is. We all have our limits.

Thank heck I’m taking a holiday soon!

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  1. I get you Nick. These days I find myself feeling tired when it’s not even mid-day yet. I keep thinking about what I’m going to do next instead of pausing for a while and just be in the moment. As I tell you and T every time we see you guys, (and perhaps I do sound like a broken record and I apologise for that), we have so few open spaces in Malta, that getting away from noise and constant construction is so tough. I miss the Surrey countryside and thank goodness we fly to the UK every year. I would go nuts if we didn’t!!

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    1. I can totally understand you and it makes me realise how lucky we are living here in the UK with so many options. I am going to explore more and share some of our favourite places through this blog. I think that is something I can do!!

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