Friday, August 27, 2010

Story of My Life...


& this is true of me...my stacks look amazingly similar.
Life's details waiting to be placed into the proper folder.
Once in the folder, probably forgotten.






I have always been a "last minute, clutch player" knowing
I would, somehow, miraculously succeed, and complete
the task just as the curtain goes up.
Do you ever do this?

Nowadays, it seems uncomfortable to rush.
I prefer arriving at the airport before the door of the plane is beginning to close.
I prefer to decorate the Christmas tree, even it it still takes 3 days,
and have time to truly enjoy it's shimmering beauty...
you know, sitting with my 2 lovely doggies, fireplace going, candles lighted,
sipping a nice Bordeaux, alone...
then to be racing around until the last moment
always thinking it could be just a little better.


It doesn't get better, it just gets to be "more."


back from a little holiday, ready to face the Fall fashions
& attendant hysteria.  Remember what Oscar Wilde said:
 

15 comments:

  1. Lovely to have you back, you were missed,
    Thanks for sharing a little about yourself.

    Yvonne.

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  2. Hello,my dear,dear Marsha:-)*
    I missed you realy much,my dear Friend...

    I can very good understand what do you tell now and it is not only by you so...
    I know SO good this feeling and I would LOVE to do more and more,but I do it also almost at last minute and I know that is not very good!
    Sometimes comes so much things altogether,and than I would like take a sit and just relax...

    I have placed my last new creations by my post in blog,and would like to know what do you think about it,my dear friend:-)*

    http://violettavmcreation.blogspot.com/2010/08/it-was-for-me-big-honour-and-great.html

    Love,
    ***Violetta***

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  3. WOW, I couldn't have said it better myself! I like to tell myself, I've just learned the secret to slowing down and living each moment before I arrive at the one I'm heading to. Have a nice weekend :) XO, Kel

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  4. you must have been talking about me, I pack at the very last moment, and barely make the plane. love decorating the tree with a great Merlot, Christmas music going, coffee on the side. Yes, this is me. Hope you have a wonderful day my friend.

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  5. I seem to move in and out of both...one week moving at a frantic pace, the next more leisurely and thoughtful.

    I loved how you described decorating for Christmas...yes, that is to be slowly enjoyed!

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  6. Hello! Couldn't resist popping in to say 'hi'.. again.
    Am off to bed as we are leaving so early tomorrow.

    I hear you on the 'last minute' thing.. I tend to be a magician under the whip and I can achieve wonders when my brain is forced to work at maximum speed.. though like you, I am starting to feel it is not worth the sweat. Life really shouldn't be about the 'just in time' approach.. I am teaching myself to slow down and allow each thing its rightful pace and time. I think the Buddhists have it right in that sence! Mindfulness is the key to inner peace and life enjoyment.

    And whilst I think the monks rock, I also adore Oscar Wilde!!

    Hugs
    x C

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  7. ..'Sense'.. not 'sence'.. I knew that.. :)
    (Swenglish spelling..)

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  8. I'm always in a rush and try to get too much done in too little time. My justification is that if I did any less than I might be bored. I do think however, everyone need to put down the phone, turn off the computer and recharge through calm quiet and casual conversation.

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  9. I'm an awful last minute girl dear Marsha...never finish with my things on time or the way I planned...it's a very annoying thing...I hope one day it'll get better...

    Have a great weekend, cheers: Evi

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  10. oh that is totally ME also!!!! so funny... {or NOT} xoxo!!

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  11. You sound rested and calm. My goal!

    Looking forward to your witty comments and fantastic taste...

    -Ann

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  12. What a great picture! How did she get into my house and take that picture of all of my piles? I am quite overwhelmed right now!! But I know that this will pass too.
    I would have never guessed that you were a last minute kind of gal.
    I like to think that I am more planned... but NOT ALWAYS!
    I wore my fabulous necklace to an event last evening. I got so many compliments and I just love that you made it for me. Everytime I see it I say a prayer for you! Thanks you sweet generous friend!
    Lots of love... glad you are back.
    xo Yvonne

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  13. Glad you are back. I race around like crazy and I do not like it....I am trying to make a conscious effort to relax and do what I can do and not to have life pass me by because I am so busy. Some things is has worked for and some are a work in progress.

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  14. Dear Marsha, great to have to back, hope you had a fantastic time.

    I am SO with you! I file everything and forget about it. I'm always running for the plane. Christmas however, I am very organised and always have time to enjoy it. It's probably the only thing in my life that's not a mad rush! xx

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  15. Think I have been tired of rushing the brunt of my life.

    God bless and may you have a sweet life,
    d

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