What is life if, full of care, we have no time to stand and stare? The first two lines of the poem “Leisure” by William Henry Davies which tells us all about our hectic life and that we have no time to admire the nature around us.
Many of us will perhaps have found more time to Stop and Stare over the last 12 months; we’ve probably spent more time at home and in our local neighbourhood than we would have done over a usual year, this may have caused you to see things differently.
We may not have spent as much time as we would have liked with family and friends, but life has felt less rushed; maybe you’ve learned a new skill, or become more aware of your local surroundings. We’ve learned to appreciate things in different ways, sometimes the ordinary things we took for granted.
Have we been missing out because of how fast the pace of life has become? This Easter, while we are still restricted to a certain extent by lockdown, take time to reflect on the wonders around us and the simple memories we have created; then get out that bucket list and plan to make some more memories that you can treasure – A poor life this if, full of care, we have no time to stand and stare.