Time. When did this become such a rare commodity in our modern day life? It is hard to imagine an era when time – time for ourselves, each other – was part of everyday life. Not ‘something’ to be negotiated, scheduled, squeezed into a tiny segment of our 24/7 lives.
With this in mind the above quote by the French philosopher, Simone Weil (1909 – 1943) struck me as particularly poignant.
How often do any of us take the time to talk, to really talk to someone? To take the time for conversations that reaches into the depths of the heart, where the spirit lies sad, where secrets are ready for harvesting. To explore moments that warrant more than a cursory glance, that necessitate our full equally mutual attention.
I was motivated to write this blog of quotes by lovely Colleen at http://silverthreading.com/2016/01/06/writers-quote-wednesday-bewow-j-k-rowling/ at her regular Writer’s Quote Wednesday. Always a delight with a feast of uplifting, moving quotations and beautiful images. Do pop over and have a look – well worth a moment of quiet reflection in our hectic world. Who knows, you might be inspired to take part!
It took me a year, but better late than never!