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Savouring Time


These two articles hit me hard recently.

One is about time, and sweetness and how life has changed for the faster and that may not be for the better:  Whatever Happened to August?

The second is also about time, but this one reflects the bittersweet headlong sensual experience that is being a parent and forever having to say goodbye: I Looked Away and She Was Gone.

They reminded me to savour it all.  I’m on holiday and dong just that. “See you” soon.



Janet   |  @janet_madsen

Image: Pippalou, MorgueFile

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Tiller and Tenacity


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Summer Reading Part 2


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HPV Vaccine Fears and Facts


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