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*this* John W. Hays’ take on things and experiences

Going Slow

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We are in a bit of a rush this morning. After staying out late last night at Gary’s for dinner and music, we are hosting brunch for Cyndie’s family in a couple of hours. Although we started preparations early yesterday, there is much to be done right down to the last minute.

Care for our animals does not get postponed, so we end up feeling like we are trying to do two things at once. The natural result of that is, we try to rush everything we do.

I gotta say, rushing things tends not to be my favorite mode. I definitely prefer going slow, especially when it comes to being with our horses. Even when there is more to be done than there is time for, I can’t help pausing in the morning sun, breathing in the spring air, and just being quiet around the herd for a few moments.

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I ponder over the incredible saturation of soil we are currently in the middle of, amplified right now by the 4.5 inches of rain that has fallen over the last two days. I marvel at how quickly –overnight!– the rain greened up the grass. I smile at the new buds popping open throughout our woods.

It definitely feels like spring has sprung.

Growing things obviously aren’t going slow now, so my pauses to enjoy will become squeezed between frantic efforts to keep up with the mowing and trimming that is already on the verge of demanding attention in some spots.

Life can be a delicate balance of hurrying up and slowing down all at the same time.

See? Opposites attract!

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Written by johnwhays

April 16, 2017 at 10:02 am

4 Responses

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  1. We have had nothing like you quantity of rain. That may come later today but even after the inch or so we had last week everything seems to have exploded just like you observed.

    Jim Parker (@drjparker)

    April 17, 2017 at 11:07 am

    • Yes, you can almost sense the vigor of growing things soaking up the nutrients and hydration to burst forth with glorious results!

      johnwhays

      April 17, 2017 at 6:20 pm

  2. 💗Love, Hugs and Easter Blessings to you,Cyndie and all the Friswold clan🐣💞

    Judy

    April 16, 2017 at 11:02 am


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