Moments of Time

       A homemade banana nut muffin and a cup of freshly brewed coffee.

      Two friends having a conversation.

Time is the equalizer. We all have time. Yet, what we do with it makes us unique. The time it takes to gather the ingredients, assemble, and bake a batch of muffins may not seem like much to some, but it has the potential to persuade for a long time after it has been consumed. Those individual moments are greater than their sum.

holding life

We all wonder, where did the time go? Did I squander it? Or was I too busy looking ahead and trying to figure out what my next move would be? Planning and scheduling seem to take on a life of its own

                        Remove the flour and sugar from the cabinet. Open the refrigerator and                               retrieve the eggs. Pour the walnuts onto the cutting board.

Time flies when you’re having fun! Was that really fun? Oh boy, I am exhausted. I need a vacation from the vacation. Will this merry-go-round ever stop?

                       Remove coffee cups from cupboard. Grind coffee beans. Brew coffee                                beans. Remove desserts plates for the muffins. Set table.

Recently, my father has been scanning photographs and uploading them for the family to see and hopefully enjoy. I know the people in the photos, but I cannot pull that moment in time from my memory. What was I feeling? Was I happy to be there? Was everyone happy to be with me? What did I say? There are so many moments to remember and yet they seem as if they were in a different lifetime. If time is an equal opportunity employer, then where did my time go?

Time is a commodity.

                Am I making a good investment? Or am I frittering it away?

                               Delicious smells. Confirming words. Attentive eyes. Affirming gestures.

An investment of time. Moments remembered.