Thursday, September 3, 2009

Today is the first day of the rest of your life.

Time is Short

Have you ever watched kids on a merry-go-round
Or listened to the rain slapping on the ground?
Ever followed a butterfly's erratic flight
Or gazed at the sun into the fading night?
You better slow down
Don't dance so fast
Time is short
The music won't last

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Do you run through each day on the fly
When you ask "How are you?" do you hear the reply?
When the day is done, do you lie in your bed
With the next hundred chores running through your head?
You'd better slow down
Don't dance so fast
Time is short
The music won't last
Ever told your child, we'll do it tomorrow
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Ever lost touch, and let a good friendship die
'Cause you never had time to call and say "Hi"?
You'd better slow down
Don't dance so fast
Time is short
The music won't last
When you run so fast to get somewhere
You miss half the fun of getting there.wildwood new jersey day 3 031


When you worry and hurry through your day,
It is like an unopened gift....
Thrown away...
Life is not a race.
Do take it slower
Hear the music
Before the song is over. wildwood new jersey day 3 026

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45 comments:

Jen said...

this is beautiful!

April said...

I love that poem...I have it tucked away in my "keepsakes" box. What a good lesson for us all!

Jingle said...

These are wonderful photos!

antoinette marie said...

love the 'vintage-ness' of these pics....fantastic job! blessings...

Grandma J said...

Kaishon looks so cute riding that bike. Go,Kaishon, Go!

Martha in PA said...

Amazing photos. You have such a great eye for composition!

Love the poem too!

Marilyn said...

Great poem. Thanks for sharing. Hope you enjoy the day.

Darlene said...

Great pictures and what a wonderful poem!

SupahMommy said...

ughh.. the one about

do it tomorrow killed me

i say that all the time


you can find me weeping into a kleenex box for the next 5 min.

ughh
:)

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Trudy said...

Wonderful and I love all the pictures! Beautiful poem too!

Mandy, Dustin and Thomas said...

Love the pictures and the poem! I just love reading your blog!

{Kiki} said...

Great poem, I have never read it before. Fantabulous pictures of Kaishon. Love the background art in his photos. Have a wonderful day and take care.
-Kiki

Erin said...

I just love all your photos! And that poem is amazing!

Mental P Mama said...

AhhhhMen!

mamamia said...

great thoughts! Loved the biking pictures. Your brother and his wife look cute on their bike ;0)

Jeanette said...

Beautiful words of wisdom! Thanks for sharing.

Julie said...

thanks for sharing and those are great photos! I was laughing at myself for the before and after shots, thinking I need to get into doing pics again at I heart faces and then Angies before are all like mine... ha ha. I over color them. I need to figure this all out! You are doing a great job...are you using photoshop?
And thank you so much for your kind words on my blog! you are always so kind and encouraging!

Tricia Nugen said...

So wonderful! Thank you for sharing!

Becky said...

That was lovely. I am going to keep a copy in my journal. You always get me thinking, pondering, and remembering. Thank you.

P.S. Part of the fun of homeschooling is making up your own words and creating a whole new vocabulary ;-)

Katie said...

Great photos, you are better then you give yourself credit. I still want more direction with the photoshop, what frame or fade do you use, questions question. Need to know how to do layers.

Los said...

Great poem ... sometimes we get so caught up in life, we end up missing it ... I've let some friendships go ... but with Facebook, I've been able to reconnect.

Betty said...

Sooo true! What a great poem! This is the way I feel about my girls childhood. Like "the song was over" before I realized it.
Great post!

Kimmy said...

I actually have that poem framed. Was given to me from an old boss.

Have a good day!

Busy Bee Suz said...

I LOVE this poem and your photos are to die-for good! No, they are fantastic. LOVE THIS!!!

Nori D said...

Beautiful!

My baby started kindergarten yesterday, and I told her that it was the beginning of her future as well. Its amazing isnt it?

Anonymous said...

It's the 3rd...remember the prayers!
nMnop

Ruby Red Slippers said...

The photos were lovely, but the poem sure made me think twice! Loved it...

Unknown Mami said...

Just lovely!

Baloney said...

Love that poem!

Miss. Candy said...

Those photos are truly amazing and the words just the same!!!

Melinda said...

hey, remember me? Your horrible blogging friend?

Thanks for this post! I so needed to hear it right now as I am in the midst of losing my mind!

Thought about you last night...hope the photography session went well! Can't wait to see pics!

Karen Deborah said...

lovely. Is that really a tandem bike?

jlo said...

You know what? Thanks for the reminder.

H.K. said...

I wish I knew about the poem a long time ago. I would have framed it to remind me how quickly life can pass you by if you don't take time for the important stuff....like watching your son ride his bike.

Kaishon's pics always make me smile.

Eyeglasses & Endzones said...

Oh, I totally want that little picture area (alley) in my vicinity...;) And that poem...totally made me cry. I move way to fast sometimes...;)

Helen said...

I agree with the comment from jlo: thank you for reminding us :D

The other thing is, where did they get that awesome pedaling golf cart? With a seat for the wee ones in front and everything! I love that! Great, great photos, as always!

Yaya said...

Awesome post.

Melissa B. said...

love, Love, LOVE these Superior Snaps! Happy SITS Saturday Sharefest...

mimi said...

Great photos and great message you shared!

Kim said...

Love the poem! Perfect for a long weekend! Hope you have good one. Thanks for stopping by!

drewmark19 said...

I needed to read that. Beautiful poem (and oh so true). And, even more beautiful are your pictures. I love the colorful backdrop for the pictures of Kaishon.

sunnyme said...

I love the wall behind Kaishon. And this poem is so true. Thanks for sharing. Makes me think about lost friendships and that I should go on and get back to that people which are not calling anymore. And maybe it is sometimes my fault of not calling.
Thanks again for sharing.

jules said...

Oh, that first picture is brilliant! I love bright colors in photography!

jen@odbt said...

What a great poem. I'm saving this one too as we approach our fast moving fall with sports, school etc. It's nice to remember to slow down.

Liz said...

Beautiful poem! I loved the pictures that you put with it!