Wednesday, March 14, 2012

A Pause in Time

Have you ever wanted to stop time just for a moment...

to savor,
to rest,
to observe,
to breathe,
to wander?

There are times when I want to live in the space between moments and escape from the daily obligations and deadlines. In the corner beside a second of time, I would open the door and find respite away from any measure of space or season or age. I would wander the corners of my thoughts that I rarely have time to explore, letting notions flow and drape across the width of my brain. Creativity would run free, uninhibited by limits, boundaries. My attention could focus singularly on ideas, rainbows, textures, feelings. The call of discovery is the only voice I would hear.

Clocks slay time...time is dead as long as it is being clicked off by little wheels; only when the clock stops does time come to life
. ~William Faulkner

We often talk of escaping for a day at a spa or for a week on vacation to rest and relax. I wonder if there could be a day, now and then, to escape from responsibility and explore the senses, discover our thoughts, and frolic in freedom and creativity.
copyright © 2012 Michelle A. Potter


  1. You must have been reading my mind Michelle. I often think of this these days. I want to let life flow without thinking about time. But with jobs we least not mine. I do hope to live a little more Zen and go with the day instead of planning. I did not know you had another blog and am glad I was taking time to look around...

  2. I have been very busy lately as well, and I hope to move in a direction that will allow me more time...time...time. I am so glad it resonated with you as well.


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