“There are memories that time does not erase”
Nanci’s challenge for the week “It’s not this time of year without…” brought to mind many possibilities. For me though, the holiday season is a time to remember the friends and family who have shared holidays past but are either no longer with us or are too far away for a visit.
“All photographs testify to time’s relentless melt.”
Rather than making me sad, my memories bring me smiles and warm my heart as the weather begins to chill. Holidays were always a time for our large family to gather, whether for a beautifully browned turkey in the over, or for festive lights and the scent of evergreen, as my brothers and I watched the sky hoping to see the infamous red sled and magical reindeer.
“Time is a slippery thing: lose hold of it once, and its string might sail out of your hands forever.”
Here on our little island, this time of year means that the summer tourists have returned home and our beautiful beach is once again quiet and peaceful. Like the grains of sand time is passing and we are reminded to live every moment and to treasure memories as they happen, mentally thanking those who enrich our lives by their presence.
“With endless time, nothing is special. With no loss or sacrifice, we can’t appreciate what we have”
We often read of those for whom depression and melancholy come with this time of year. Luckily for me nothing could be further than the truth. I treasure my memories of the past and thoroughly enjoy the ones I’m making for the future. I’m hoping the same is true for you.