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Time
04-NOV-2009 Mairéad

Time

I wish I could, like this clock, make time stand still. There never seems to be enough time, enough hours in
the day to do all the things I want. Sometimes there's barely time to take a photograph, hence today's rather sad
offering.
Of course, the picture I wanted presented itself at the wrong time, when I had no time. I was just putting on my coat, going out the door to work this morning, when I looked out the window and saw a pheasant sitting in the rough grass in the back garden. Naturally, I didn't have a zoom lens on my camera and didn't have time to get it, so the picture I got through the window isn't worth posting. I am hoping that the pheasant might come back again. A number of them seem to have been released by a local gun club and I've spotted several of them over the past week but this was the closest one had come to our house.
I sometimes wish I was one of those people like Maggie Thatcher who famously don't need much sleep. I think of how much I could do if I wasn't slumbering for seven or eight hours a night. I could learn to use photoshop, I could read all those books piled up in the bookcases, I could listen to music, maybe even do the housework.

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LynnH06-Nov-2009 20:52
Margaret Thatcher be damned. You should enjoy your rest! It's good for you. You don't want to end up looking like Maggie, do you???? :)
Neal Nye05-Nov-2009 12:13
I think it's very impressive how you could manage to create this thoughtful little piece, being so busy and having so little time. It's something we all can identify with. The photo and the text work together to great effect!
January Grey05-Nov-2009 01:41
A lovely composition & reminder that time is in short supply, Mairead. Too bad about the missed photo op, but hopefully the pheasant will return to hide from the hunters ;) V~
pkocinski05-Nov-2009 01:02
Been there! I know the feelings as well.
Colin Storey04-Nov-2009 22:17
Wonderful story that fits the picture so well.
Lee Rudd04-Nov-2009 21:35
savour the sleep while you can get it! good luck with the pheasant, they are easily spooked. And a lovely snatch of "time"
laine04-Nov-2009 20:57
Yes, so much to do, so little time...one lifetime is not enough !!
Máire Uí Mhaicín04-Nov-2009 20:42
:) I sympathise with your feelings about time, but if you cut short your sleep then you might meet yourself coming around corners with all the things you have to do. Never mind Maggie T. Her four hours a night might have been fine for her, but maybe six or seven might have helped her a bit more!!
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