Share Six: October 2016: Time
Time was hard for me. The first thought is a clock, but none of my clocks are interesting and I did not have a pendant watch. So I had to start thinking outside the box.
The theme “Time” was chosen by Brandi and we decided to keep it. Kathy will be choosing the feature artist this month and I look forward to seeing who will be her choice as the featured guest artist.
Kathy shared some thoughts on the topic time.
“When I think of time, I think about how extremely fast it is passing us by. As photographers we have the ability to freeze those moments – beauty, reality, chaos, love, connection …life.
Here is my interpretation of the theme Time.
Time and memories are endless. The cameo and pearls were my grandmothers. She would have been 116 years old if she had lived today. The stories she told of her younger years live on in my memories. The Bible belonged to Richards grandmother and she passed it down to him before she died. Inside the bible is the birth, marriage and death dates of so many family members. Faith is a strong foundation of my life, and am always reminded that this bible is an inheritance passed down from generation to generation. The pearls were my mothers. She loved pearls and they were given to me when she passed away. Her love for me embraces me across time. She will always be here with me.
As our kids were growing up we played games with them. Scrabble, Rummikub; Uno; Domino’s; Chess and various other games. We quickly learned that playing with Cameron often took time. Especially playing Rummikub. He had a habit of re-arranging the entire board, only to find out at the end his move did not work. Time and patience is how we played the game. He played chess with his father, because I apparently don’t play strategy games too well.
These hands have guided our children through 28 years of growing. He has guided, worried, prayed, encouraged and disciplined. Time has passed way to quickly.
Time is precious. In December, 2 years ago, Amy had a bad accident that resulted in a number of surgeries. I ended up travelling up to her 4 times over the year to be with her during the surgeries. In September 1 year ago, she traveled with the Peace Corp to Macedonia to work as a teacher. She will be gone for 27 months. I was so grateful for the time I got to spend with her before she left the country even if it was in a nursing capacity. During the time that we were there, we took a drive through to Paynes Prairie and did an impromptu shoot.
The older I get the more precious this kind of time is to me. Down time, relaxation time, the beach to myself time. Constantly de-stressing is important for me. I really like to take time out. Whether it is the beach or the wetlands, that quality alone time is what I need.
Life is a time line. All living beings, human, plant, animals must die at some point in time. I love that this plant has died graciously with all it’s beauty still appealing to the eye. I pray that I will age well and that I won’t worry about the looks but about the heart. I hope that when my timeline comes to an end I will be able to say “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith” (2 Timothy 4:7)
Time is so precious. Make the most of it. Love one another, mend fences where they need to be mended, forgive where forgiveness is due. Give time freely, give graciously. Don’t give expecting something in return. Make the most of time, it is a priceless commodity. It is yours, use it well.
There is only on thing more precious than our time
It is who we spend it on.
~ Leo Christopher
Thank you for joining me for this month’s Share Six. This is a circle blog. Please take time to visit my friend Kim of Kim Sidwell Photography and see what she has for you this month. Keep following the circle to see what the other photographers have shared this month. Don’t forget to leave a little love on their page as well.
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We cannot wait to see your images on the theme Time.
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Sharleen, I love your take on this Month’s theme, Time! I love how you gave an insight for each image you choose! I love how you say, “Time is so precious. Make the most of it”. So very true in life!
It is Kathy especially when you realize that at the speed time is going that it won’t be long before you run out of it.
This is such a wonderful take on TIME, Sharleen! Beautiful images and beautiful stories woven between them!
Thank you so much Tori.
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I love your take on time, Sharleen. I continue to love how you weave stories into the images you post. Beautiful!
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Thank you Kim – that is the wanna be storyteller in me.
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