Simply a Moment

Thursday 15th May 2014 14:28

I have just come up to my desk to get my phone in case Paul rings but I see he has sent a text to say he will be home at 3:15. He is driving half way across the country and yet at 3:15 he will be here.

Sat Nav’s! Amazing! I don’t like using it but feel so happy that Paul does.

I love how my brain hops to another time…

We were on our way to North Wales for the funeral of my beautiful friend.
1st December 2005, we were late, we were lost and I was in a state of extreme stress.
I also realised that Paul who was doing many hundreds of miles in a month at that time was spending more and more time looking for the place he was supposed to be and I was continually worrying about him.

The next day we went to Halfords or some such place and bought a Satellite Navigation System.

And back to the present…

The bright yellow Welsh poppy is flowering all over the garden: I let it self-set because it reminds me of my friend.

Back and forth my mind drifts effortlessly…

Before I came up for my phone I was about to go into the garden and plant up some little pansies before Paul got in.
My friend didn’t like pansies, “they have such silly looking faces” she used to say.

I am smiling at lovely memories of her.
And I have much less worry about Paul travelling and getting stressed.

Thank you Alexa at Trimming the Sails who, for the past 2 years has given us the opportunity to stop and be still in the moment, to record our thoughts and to link up with other Simple Moments from around the world. This is the last month of linking up.
I am sure I will continue with the practice.

Welsh poppy

12 thoughts on “Simply a Moment

  1. Hi Miriam. I enjoyed reading this poignant post. I also like the meme, but it looks like I’m a day late and a dollar short to join in. Maybe you and I could remind each other once a month or so to do it?

  2. I loved reading this, Miriam, and hopefully, Paul is home by now.
    What a neat prompt this is!
    Great idea.
    I hope you have had a wonderful weekend. xo.

  3. I do love how poppies spread themselves and brighten the garden each year. great capture of how the mind flits between thoughts

  4. Thank you so much for joining in again this month, Miriam, and for all your wonderfully perceptive moments in the last two years. This one will stay with me – not just because I, like Sian, avoid them but because of the thought that Simply A Moment May seed itself and pop up in places just like a little Welsh poppy :). Warmest regards and hope Paul is safely home!

  5. What a lovely post Miriam and gorgeous picture at the end. I’m one of those who doesn’t mind having a GPS and boy we sure would have liked one when we were driving in Australia (thank heavens for the blackberry).

  6. Pansies remind me of my Nana and I love their monkey-like faces. I’m on the fence re Sat Navs, although I tend to mostly think that they have their place. Thanks for sharing your lovely moment.

  7. It’s interesting that a tool (the SatNav–here we call them GPS; I’ve nicknamed mine “Gypsy”) can fit itself into our lives, not only for the utility it provides but also for the memories it prompts.

    Your moment is beautiful, a mix of then and now, bittersweet memories, and everyday chores, and I love the pansy image–so very bright and cheery!

  8. Such a lovely post and photo. Isn’t it amazing how warm, tender memories serve to help us adjust, navigate the day, keep moving forward?
    I too am saddened by the “retirement ” of Simply…, but like you, I plan to continue, also.

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