Photo: by Sonia...Upstream Kolekole just mauka of the Kolekole - Wailea Village bridge on the Old Mamalahoa Road
I don't usually make New Year resolutions, and this is not one, but it is definitely a call to slow down...
This year I am starting the year at a slower pace...no more "hurry up and wait" as my father was fond of saying...I am getting rid of some of the responsibilities that were weighing me down...although I don't want to stop writing (and trying to beat the deadlines) altogether, I am giving up several gigs and discontinuing some (mostly self-imposed) duties...
Photo: by Sonia...Red Pagoda Bridge at Queen Lilio'ukalani Park in Hilo
I want to take time to smell the roses...
I want to take time to notice the flight patterns of the dragonfly...
I want to drive down the roads and see what is growing on the sides...
I want to continue taking the little lazy roads and byways to see what is hidden ahead...and then take time to enjoy it!
Photo: by Sonia...Spring at Carlsmith Park (Four Miles Beach Park) -Keaukaha, Hilo
I will listen to these voices more often:
* One can only see clearly
When one is going slowly
Quick motion creates a life-blur.
Photo: by Sonia...Japanese Stone Lanters and reflection at Queen Liliu'okalani Park, Hilo
* Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished. ~Lao Tzu
* Once you stop rushing through life, you will be amazed how much more life you have time for. ~Unknown Author
* If you must be in a hurry, then let it be according to the old adage, and hasten slowly. ~Saint Vincent de Paul
Photo: by Sonia...section of one of the undulation bridges over the Wailoa Lagoon & River - Wailoa River State Park, Hilo
*Rivers know this: there is no hurry. We shall get there someday. ~A.A. Milne
Or else, here is the result...and I certainly don't want this to be me:
I'm in a hurry to get things done
Oh I rush and rush until life's no fun
All I've really gotta do is live and die
But I'm in a hurry and don't know why....
~Roger Murrah and Randy VanWarmer
Photo: by Sonia...4 Mile Beach Park (Carlsmith Park) taken from the Kalanianaole - Keaukaha Rd, Hilo
Hmmmm...I wonder why I always choose water when I want peaceful moments....