Monday, February 28, 2011

The Seconds Can Be Days















The moth lives for just one day, and yet, you will never see it fall to the ground and curse the futility of its existence. Nor flowers weep when winter comes. Nor the moon sigh when dawn approaches. We are only ever given just so much. But it is always, all we need.

41 comments:

Cat said...

Love this. We're given just a few precious years on the earth, so we much cherish each moment.

Tanya Beetham said...

This is lovely. Such a nice post to read in the morning

ScrewPlato said...

Gives me hope for paper writing at 5:45 AM...

Anonymous said...

Absolutely gorgeous. I want this on a tattoo

Anonymous said...

Good morning. I'm thankful for each day I'm here on this earth. Day fades into night and night into day. At times I take life for granted. We should attempt to live each day to the fullest because not every day is guaranteed. Many people walk the world as if they own it. When in all actuality we all own a little piece of this world to make our own. It's up for us to decide how to live most importantly how to treat ourselves and the ones we love. Sometimes we fail. We shouldn't curse our existence no rather we should create one. It is a blessing we are provided with all we need.

E. said...

Thank you so much for this. I will right it down somewhere to give me hope when I need it the most.

crysTAL said...

Painfully beautiful.

Kate said...

Love this, so true.

Ocatto said...

So interestingly timed - I just read a book that focussed entirely on this message. Obviously, I need to take it to heart. :)

cartographerofyourhair said...

that's why i let you go. that's why when you came back out of fear, i pushed you back into the world. you don't need me like you think you do, you do just fine on your own. and although i miss you, i know that we are better off without our toxic relationship. so happy birthday my dear something. you were just what i needed when i had you, and that's all i could ever ask for <3 i love you.
~ The Cartographer of [Your] Hair

s.u.h.a said...

im having a very nice feeling after reading this.

Anonymous said...

I'm giving you so much love right now Iain, for knowing I needed this. I hope you can feel it.

infinite said...

i've never thought of it that way.
really good perspective. thank you.

Anonymous said...

as true as this post is, it does no justice to those who have lost loved ones prematurely, and i mean that in terms of accidents, or events beyond their control.

L said...

Very true. Be thankful for what is now. :-)

Anonymous said...

Maybe if we all realized that sooner rather than later, everything might (just might) actually be set right.

amelia said...

Thx you for this one..

Sometimes giving is just something we need..
I never said, that i would be okey if you ignore me
I never said, that i would be just fine if you never replay my message
I never said, that i would not be sad if you not love me back..

But by giving, i would be stood still, waiting for another summer

Anonymous said...

i use to weep for moths...
until one day i spoke to one.
he asked me why i cried.
i answered "you only get one day to live...."
he said that every moth weeps for us because we get so many days to live but a lot of us rarely use them.
so everyday i make sure i live my life to the fullest.
i don't cry for moths...they don't cry for me.

Anonymous said...

You will be better off without me.

Anonymous said...

Wish you could have given me a chance. Too late to say this. I am done.

Anonymous said...

You brought the worst out of me. Thanks for the lessons. I know myself better now.

Anonymous said...

I have to write something just need to get it off my chest. You said we are the same dream the perfect life, nothing but imagination. Well I dream of perfect life but I put it into practice. The facts are you don't accept me as being different from you and you made it clear every time I tried. I understand now it's not the difference between us that keeps us apart. It's that I am not good enough for you. Well I accept that. But please you can't twist it around using my inaction as an excuse, it just seems so unfair! Please let me go with peace on my mind, if you have ever loved me.

lisa said...

now release my heart in proper ways and set all free

life has found the correct destination towards love ..

release

The Idiosyncratic said...

we just have to live with it, ayt!? we all just have to do our job...

Anonymous said...

if you want more time than you need, you'll never be happy. but if you live how your heart tells you to, you would be perfectly fine with the time you have.

Anonymous said...

Just forgive me if I've been wrong and confused you with someone else

:)

not my intention at all

Reis's said...

I have never known that the leaves, the sky, the moth, the days, the nights, could be so beautiful.. but then I met you.

David said...

Ocatto, what book were you referring to? It sounds like something I would like to read!

zonedin said...

I think I heard you say that I am doing just fine without you...but don't you see that you are not gone from me? You are with me every step, every thought, every feeling, every action. Without you..I'd be doing nothing. My time here is only worth what you do to me...please don't say I'm without you. I may start to believe it.

Sarenna Valporoj said...

But all we need isn't enough to live sometimes or continue living because...we want.

We will always want.

The key to living life is wanting what what we are fortunate to have and wanting what we need. We have no use for wanting things we don't need - ideally speaking.

And that moth can't curse because it doesn't have a mouth...but we do.

However, because we have mouths does not mean that we should only speak of things.

We should take action.

Seize the moments instead of waving at them as they pass by, hoping that it would stop for you.

Erin said...

Yes. <3

Anonymous said...

You're more than good enough. You know it and so do I. I love you to pieces.

Anonymous said...

Depends upon perception. When the days feel like seconds it means slow down. When the seconds feel like days it means it's just right. Me.

Anonymous said...

Kathryn

Anonymous said...

I can't stop thinking about you.

Anonymous said...

Let's talk about gratitude

Anonymous said...

I'm grateful for you.

izzzzy said...

I adore this one. even if it did made me cry a little. thank you.

Anonymous said...

A word to the wise. Someone who refers to you as a suicidal, jealous asshole is not someone who loves you nor someone you should trust.

Anonymous said...

Also, the same applies when someone calls you a douche bag who uses other people.

Nyna said...

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You're awesome Iain.