“Remember then: there is only one time that is important – now! It is the most important time because it is the only time when we have any power.” (Leo Tolstoy, Three Questions).
Having a one-almost-two-year-old makes me realise how quickly time passes. Every week, almost every day Daniel changes – learns to do something, to climb something, to say something, to copy something. I look back at photos from a month ago and realise that that time in his life has already passed and will not come back again.
The lesson I’m learning? Not to put things off til tomorrow, never to think: we could do this next year, or next month. If this is the right time, then this is the time, do it now. And this is always a time to treasure, to recognise as precious, because it will never come back again. Its an important lesson for someone as apt to procrastinate as me. Another favourite quote: To live in the past and the future is easy. To live in the present is like threading a needle. (Walker Percy.)