I don’t want to get to the end of my life and find that I have lived just the length of it. I want to have lived the width of it as well.
( Diane Ackerman)
I love this quote and it made me think of the road out near Ballyscanlon Lake here in Co. Waterford. You could be driving along this lovely winding road and not think to look over the high hedge. Lying beneath is one of the most delightful lakes I know:
I don’t understand Jean sometimes. It’s like she loses track of time. Well, today is one of those days. She’s been off in a world of her own and muttered something about it being March tomorrow. She always gets a bit strange at the end of a month but this beats all.
Here’s a photo I found that she took the other evening. She screeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeched to a halt in the middle of the road on a hill and didn’t seem to care if the car rolled back or not so long as she got this mad picture. I was sitting in the car in terrification that I’d end up having to try and steer the car going backwards. That’s no fun, I can tell you.
I’m all for making the most of every single minute and I think everyone should be like that.
There’s sooooooooooooooooo much fun to be had if you just get out and sniff around:
Anyway, I just wanted to advise you to live every single second and I mean LIVE it. I think there’s a fancy term for this ~ something like barkay diem.
Well ‘goodbye’ February, and let’s hope we have a great splash in March:
Talk soon, I hope.
P.S. I have to go and check on her. I think I hear her leaping around the place to blaring music. Hard to know if it’s the music thumping or her jumping around in big boots. What next????