Carpe Diem

Mount Congreve Garden, Co. Waterford
Mount Congreve Garden, Co. Waterford

When I was out in Mount Congreve Garden last Saturday, I stood at this spot for a long time, listening to the birds and the swish of the soft breeze as it kissed its way through the woodland. The smell of  the wild garlic was so potent and evocative. The soothing sight of white on green was a tapestry of Spring ~ and was all about soft growth and the significance of light.

Achievement isn’t all about rushing around but it is about seeing and seizing opportunities in what may be unexpected places.




Author: socialbridge

I am a sociologist and writer from Ireland. I have worked as a social researcher for 30 years and have had a lifelong passion for writing. My main research interests relate to health care and I love to write both non-fiction and poetry.

15 thoughts on “Carpe Diem”

      1. I think it has to be constantly renewed and we need reminding(which you did for me)…often I think I am taking it all in and I’m not…some part of me is racing off somewhere. Its rare enough for me to stop like that and just stay…

    1. Navigator, you remind me of a time years ago when I had my very first job and was all tied up in commuting in the mornings. On the first morning, I found myself running along as it seemed that that’s what everyone else was doing. I suddenly stopped and looked around ~ stunned!

      1. It’s remarkable how easily we can fall into such a life pattern without realizing it. I find a rushed life is an anxious life. It’s almost a type of luxury to be able to take the time to live in the moment. There is less self-induced stress this way.

  1. Wild garlic – I was running with a group last night in the lanes of St Lawrence and happily one of them was able to name this and other flowery things of which I know nothing.

  2. Yes! When we rush around, we miss out on so much. This makes me feel like I was there with you while soaking the sight and garlic smells in. Thank you for this reminder to relax and breathe.

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