Time flies past beauty,
a non-rush hour train not making all of the stops,
passing over “insignificant” moments and spaces.
Destination? Next obligation.
And life melds together
horizontal lines of colors outside a transport window;
blue then green then brick red and concrete gray.
Moments gone forever,
never appreciated and savored
become pinpoint past
with no one to applaud.
I encourage to you look out the window of your life before your beautiful moments have passed!
110. Sacred moments.
111. The help of the Holy Spirit to choose joy.
113. A daughter who shares my passion for English Literature and writing.
114. Time with my church family and husband at Laugh Your Way To A Better Marriage.
115. Remembering Sarah’s faith.
116. Ice lace shadows from window to dashboard.
…sharing a playdate with Laura:
44 thoughts on “Unnoticed”
true that…reminded me of the movie where the guy fast-forwarded all the unpleasant moments…the art of life is to savor the good and the bad moments and make the best out of them maybe..
It’s true. Bad moments sweeten the good.
I see these images everyday, and yes time flies by so quickly ~
Thanks for sharing your words and pictures. Beautiful ~
Thanks Grace. I’m not on a train often, but I always wonder about the lives of the people flying by.
nice…great treatise on being aware of life passing you by for sure…we busy ourselves with so much and for what purpose…a non rush hour train not making stops is a great line….
That’s one of my favorite lines too. It’s so annoying. My daughter couldn’t go to the University of Chicago because the train only stops there during rush hour….rrrr….
Wonderful. Important message, conveyed with urgency–and yet makes the reader slow down too–K.
Thank you. When I’m in a train, I feel as though I’m in a time warp. The people outside are in one time and the people inside are in another. Weird, but true.
yep life and times pass within the blink of an eye if only we could stop and smell the coffee at times …loved it thank you for sharing x
One day you’re having a baby the next the baby is having a baby, and you wonder why there are so few memories in between.
I love the call to obligation in life for all that is. A gentle reminder of the care we should take where all is intertwined in a web of obligation, respect, and love.
Life is complex, full of layers of pleasure, responsibility and duty. But there is joy everywhere if we look hard enough, and then we really begin to live.
great message and cool pic!
Thanks Sheila. I can’t take credit for the picture. If you click on the photo you’ll see the information for the photographer.
Your words ring true…wonderful post… Thank you 🙂
Thanks for coming again, Dolly. I always appreciate your kind words.
We should all make time to smell the roses. I like the pic and sentiment also
I can’t take credit for the picture. If you click on the photo you can see the credits for the photo. Thanks for visiting!
Looking out the window today my friend. Thank you .:)
So glad. Do return to tell me what you saw…
This is so true, beautiful poem 🙂
Thank you Bianca. I hope you come by again!
Wow, too true, memories of the past fuzzy with horizontal lines from speeding fast…like a drug induced haze. I suppose one does drugs and does nothing which causes life to blur another attempts to do everything…
Overindulgence no matter which we choose;
drugs, work, play or booze,
to feed all our wants
horizontal lines from speeding fast
leave blurred memories of our past
But, if we only, slow, stop, drink
of this moment, as we read this ink
breath in Life, allow all senses to feel
forget the clock, allow time to stand still
horizontal lines become clear
moments of life to hold dear
Intoxication is intoxicating, and blurs the beauty of life.
Wow is right! I’ve never had anyone respond in poetry. Thank you so much for these amazing words and thoughts. I hope you feel welcome to return anytime!
Ouch. “Unnoticed” – that would sum up way too many of my moments. Squeezing things in trying to get things done…meanwhile, holy moments are slipping by unnoticed…
Yes. Holy, I-shouldn’t-be-wearing-shoes moments. Moments when the bush burns and we rush past.
I just love that last photo of the lacy patterns on your dash. What a beautiful thing to notice and record.
I’ve been feeling this rush of time lately. It seems to come in seasons. And if I get behind, look out. The Spirit keeps whispering to me about how I am spending my time, but I’ve yet to figure out what He is saying. Maybe I need to slow and listen, right?
Hugs to you, Kim.
Writing is a frightening way to spend time, because many look at you as though you are doing nothing. I’ve been struggling with feeling lazy, but I must press on toward the mark. Or in this case mark(s).
Thanks for the hugs, I needed them. ❤ Kim
Loved the ice laced photo. I too stopped and noticed them on a window this weekend. Read last year the idea of making sure every day you captured a ‘perfect moment” that pause you are talking about. I know most of the time I didn’t and it is one habit I want to do more of this year.
For a while my son was doing a picture a day program. That was really inspiring…
Beautiful post, my friend! I want to see and appreciate what is around me ~ always!
Me too! I want to open my hand to joy. always! Thank you for always being so encouraging!
Oh-too-true … how often we tear past moments that we should be noticing … a very nicely stated poem
I was recently reading the story of Moses. What if he had been in too much of a hurry to notice the burning bush?
Beautiful photos! Thank you for this encouragement to not miss anything!
You’re welcome! I’m reminding myself too!
“Destination, next obligation.” Yep. I get that. Good message, friend.
Sometimes we have to step back and take a look at our “obligations”, don’t we?
Oh my goodness, how poignantly stated. “I encourage to you look out the window of your life before your beautiful moments have passed” I have written this in my journal. I want to capture beautiful moments everyday. Thank you for the encouragement, kd.
How sweet to have my words in your journal…
So true and so powerfully written. I have let far too moments pass me by
I think we all have, but let’s be determined not to let the moments pass today!
you speak truth, and you speak it oh, so beautifully.
Thank you Tara! Looking out the window…