Years later when I was in college, I used to go to a funky little store called, "Art Mart," and as an occasional reward, I would buy Crabtree & Evelyn's intensely fragrant lily-of-the-valley soap. Mmm. I would just open up the box and inhale deeply. Isn't it amazing the way scent and music can trigger memories and take you back to any point in your life? (Oh, mighty amygdala!)
Back to present day, I didn't take a picture of those sweet little bells, always thinking that there would be more time. Yesterday I noticed that they looked like they had went on a diet, like someone who begins eating low-carb and initially loses all that water out of their face. Indeed, today they appeared further shriveled. I had missed the healthiest, plumpest stage. )-: I still went out and took a picture of them, and then I began to think.
We always do imagine we have plenty of time, don't we? We think, next year I'll do this, another time I'll do that...but then, time runs out, just like it did for these ephemeral flowers. They'll be back next spring, but it's a long time to wait, n'est-ce pas?
A few days ago, I ran across this saying on Pinterest:
Shut up and just start living your dreams.
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