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Time, and life.

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All good things come to an end…


The quality, not the longevity of one’s life is what is important.’ ~                                                                                                                           Martin Luther King Jr.

And just like that, 5 days have gone by since my last post!

Incredible how time flies…

I see it in many things. The rate at which my darling little granddaughter grows and develops – unbelievable. Counting back the days from when this ridiculous lockdown started – freakin’ scary! The days since my last post – what? 5 days? And that is how easily it happens – if you blink, it is 2 years since your last post, so I have to consciously sit down and write, because if I don’t…

You know how us humans are always wishing for something in the future? How we wish our lives away? It is probably normal, because we only do that in the hope of something better in future than what we have right now. I seriously try my best not to do that anymore, because life is charging ahead at a dizzying tempo. I’m trying to live for the moment, because my moments on earth is getting less and less, the more time passes.

I don’t say that to sound negative or morbid, it is a simple fact. I am fortunate to be healthy and still working, and I can only pray that I continue to be so robust in health. Even if I do, I am not a young woman any more, even if I don’t feel a day older than 35! – and that means time on earth is running out.

So living deliberately is important to me. Living day to day, and doing what I love and enjoy, is important. Spending time with people you love is very important. (A very difficult situation for me, because my loved ones are all too far away to see regularly, except for my SO*.) Avoiding those that cause stress and unhappiness in your life is also very important.

In order to enjoy life in a world that is hell bent on destroying one’s peace of mind, choose wisely – what you watch on TV, what you read, what you listen to, how you interact with others. All of that influence your life and happiness way more than you think.

So, until we chat again, blog friends, live well, stay safe! 🙂

*SO – significant other.


About zelmare

Hallo to you from the southern most part of the African continent - South Africa!! To put my life in a nutshell : I raised 3 absolutely fabulous kids (I'm sure you will hear a lot about them, since I am a very proud mama), I became a doting grandmother two years ago and recently bought a house in the Western Cape, and in doing so, realized a dream I've had for many, many years. I love traveling, which I don't do often enough. I love living a simple life - cooking, gardening, knitting and of course, blogging. There is still a lot I want to do and see in my lifetime, but time will tell how much of that I can actually accomplish. I am looking forward to meeting a lot of lovely new friends and interesting people here on WordPress! :)

4 responses »

  1. Interesting photograph, Zelmare! Your post is thought provoking too! Although I intend to post daily, that is just not possible as things always seem to crop up, which is ok as long as it doesn’t become a habit and then not doing it at all! That is what happened with me last time I was blogging! A family thing disrupted the posting and after a while I just didn’t try again! It is now my intention to post regularly! 🥴 Like you, I no longer indulge myself in ‘looking to the future and wishing my life away wanting the next step forward and try to live from day to day! Maybe that is a natural state of mind for young folk as they make progress through life – looking forward to promotion, higher wages, bigger house, kids, more extravagant holidays etc. Maybe as you get older that all changes? INow, with all of these things in the past, having moved into retirement (67 yrs young) I can choose to pursue my hobbies, interests etc. whenever I want. I can choose who I want to socialise with as I choose. No pressure any more and much more pleasurable! Having had a successful, rewarding career also contributes to that. I can’t quite believe I have been retired for 10 years! When you are busy life speeds by and that is fine! I love it!


    • Thank you for taking the time to reply, John! And thanks – the photograph was an experiment a few years ago – I thought it makes for interesting contrasts.
      I do think a lot changes when one reaches ‘a certain age’. Priorities change. I also like where I am right now. I must confess though…I can’t wait for lockdown to be over, so I can go and visit my granddaughter! 🙂

  2. Yes! Be intentional with how/what you invest your time in!! Sometimes easier said than done, but oh so futile living for something that is not there!!

    • Yes, I find it difficult to live like that all the time, it makes me feel that everything I do has to really be worthy, and it is hard work! But I think as long as you have a goal, something you want to achieve or do, it’s okay. 🙂


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