Saturday Morning


I think about time differently since I got to be this old.
I think of each moment as a big La-Z-Boy,
or perhaps a hammock,
and the only direction is a little back and forth,
or side to side.
For this I need peace and quiet,
and I eschew all outside stimulation.
Perhaps this is why the future escapes me.

~ Abigail Thomas, What Comes Next and How to Like It: A Memoir

Photo: Jo Lynn Zamudio via Outdoor Magic


  1. Such wonderful writing, and of course I love the hammock image. 🙂 I have to admit to feeling very like this at the moment. 😕

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  2. Deep breath….exhale….sigh. 💕

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  3. who needs the future, when the moment is so grand?

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  4. Lovely, but I’m not ready for the rocking chair just yet…. ☺️

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  5. Can I recognize that the present is all I have, that the future doesn’t exist and still not be ready for the hammock or the La-Z-Boy? Though I have to admit, both are pretty comfortable…

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  6. I love reading a book in the hammock, great post!

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  7. I think the hammock is a tool which invites us in to be still. To read or to gently rock or just be in this moment. I love my hammock. A good investment. 🙂

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