Wednesday, 11 March 2015

A cup of tea

Life has this funny way of attacking you - especially when you're not anticipating or expecting it. And suddenly the days melt into warmer mosquito-infested nights, blending into weeks and months that - within the blink of an eye - suddenly turn into a year. I've been quite busy, as I've been for some time now, and things tend to take a back seat. None of it is planned, life just... happens. And sometimes it's difficult to keep up, other times, not so much.

I've been struck (as I've been many, many times before) with the very real and almost tangible notion of how fleeting everything is. And once again, for the millionth time, it makes me incredibly sad. If only we could bottle these little life moments that we otherwise take for granted - devour them with the same gusto most people tend to do when presented with a piece of salacious gossip - and make them last forever. There wouldn't be a better elixir on the earth.

The only thing that makes sense as we're thrusted into this unknown abyss called life, is to make the most out of it and appreciate every second, breath it all in and savour the moments - like a warm cup of tea on a cold rainy day.

I'll be back...

25 comments:

  1. Striking photo, combined with your post, is delightful.
    Oh Azra, I feel the same. Somebody slow the wheel.
    (smile)

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    1. Well, Dixie Dear, I guess it's just you and me. Let's have a drink. I'm buying.

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  2. Stopped in to say hello and see what you've been up to. Not sure I understand this post, if you're headed a blogger break or not. Or if you're just overwhelmed by life. Or if it's something else.

    Hope you find a way not to take everything so darn seriously. Live it up, have some fun, no one gets out alive.

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  3. Be warned: the pace of its passing accelerates with age. Some ancient wisdom:

    Ah, my Beloved, fill the Cup that clears
    Today of past Regrets and future Fears---
    To-morrow?---Why, To-morrow I may be
    Myself with Yesterday's Sev'n Thousand Years.

    Oh, come with old Khayyam, and leave the Wise
    To talk; one thing is certain, that Life flies;
    One thing is certain, and the Rest is Lies;
    The Flower that once has blown for ever dies.

    Ah, fill the Cup:---what boots it to repeat
    How Time is slipping underneath our Feet:
    Unborn tomorrow, and dead yesterday,
    Why fret about them if today be sweet!

    One Moment in Annihilation's Waste,
    One Moment, of the Well of Life to taste---
    The Stars are setting and the Caravan
    Starts for the Dawn of Nothing---Oh, make haste!

    'Tis all a Chequer-board of Nights and Days
    Where Destiny with Men for Pieces plays:
    Hither and thither moves, and mates, and slays,
    And one by one back in the Closet lays.

    Come, fill the Cup, and in the Fire of Spring
    The Winter Garment of Repentance fling:
    The Bird of Time has but a little way
    To fly---and Lo! the Bird is on the Wing.

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  4. Enjoy it all while you can right? And goddamn mosquitoes, I expect them back any day now. Hope you're well!

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  5. Yeah.... That's all I have to say. Yeah... Okay, maybe a song to elaborate on the yeah: "Ti-i-i-i-me isn't on our side, no it ain't...." Know that song?

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  6. Currently having a nice cup of tea on a rainy day, as it happens. got to appreciate the small stuff. :)

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    1. Jules, we still don't know what kinda fruit Azzie Dear would be.

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    2. I love rainy days Jules, pity I don't have more of them.

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  7. Hi. Just stopping by. Saw you in the Celebrate...list. The photo has a strong impact...so many questions there. Life is fleeting as you say, rich too, but I sometimes feel the same way. I want to bottle up the moments so I can return again and again......it's partly why I love blogging. You can post about those moments!

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    1. Hi Sharon, thanks for stopping by!

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  8. Well, don't stay away too long. There's benefit in sharing reflections even when you don't think you have much to say.

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    1. My problem, Dreamlife, is I have so much to say I often don't even know where to start. But I'll get back here soon.

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  9. Its high time I come back and support my friend. Hello Azra. Always miss you.

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  10. I know you're busy but I miss you, cous.

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    1. We need some words of wisdom.

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    2. I miss me too Blue... I need to redesign this blog again. Make it user-friendly (for me).

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    3. Well, don't turn that into a problem. It's fun to make your own blog beautiful. It's yours, you see?

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    4. And what do you think of it now?

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    5. Much better. But more importantly, what do you think of it?

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  11. @Azurah. Thanks for sharing your life & thoughts here. I checked out your blog after you left some comments on mine http://saudi-season.blogspot.co.uk/
    I particularly loved this final entry. Time is fleeting for sure. Why waste time on anything other than focusing on the positives and heights of our short lives here on earth.
    Please post something new soon. As for me I am currently awaiting final visa endorsement for a second season in Saudi. This time I'll be heading to the Eastern Provinces. I've already revived my blog & look forward to writing more about one of the most intriguing lands in the world.

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    1. Thanks for visiting MPH, I do intend to come back here. Look forward to reading about your new adventures! :)

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