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Ear-rings - That is attention.
Without candles there is light And I/We have to watch those ear-rings. Beautiful.

Lady, u r soooo right... My mom was like that- always saving...I remember my MIL was just as anal... My father in law use to smoke and I remember when an ash fell on the kitchen floor- they had a decorative carpet and I had noticed the ash and the next thing I knew, he had stomped on it saying something indiscriminate... If my MIL saw it u know she would of rushed to pick it up. He did a lot of things opposite of her I guess because he was tired of the control she had over him and her family... I know I am the opposite of her and my mom mainly because everytime they didn't use what they had or said 'no' it was a sign of control...The freedom to do what u want is so lifting...

Live each day like it's your last. I guess that does make sense :)

Take care sweets!

i believe candles are meant to be burned. and i hope you managed to save your pants! but if not, what a fab way for them to go.

Wow, this is such a beautiful post!!! I agree that it's important to have things to look forward to in the future, as it helps us get through difficult times. However, like you said, we should try to always make life special! Because life truly is an amazing gift. :)

I wish that I was a morning person and that I could experience more sun rises...

You look GORGEOUS in that photo!!!

Agnes - you are right - seize the day !!

Hah! Word-for-word perfect. And whatever happens, it'll be all right - right?

Being used up, whether a candle or a heart, is always best. The process of using your muscles keeps them healthy, let them atrophe to 'save' them and you won't be able to use them when you need to. Same with one's heart and one's brain.
The Velveteen Rabbit is one of my favorite books, it's all about how the process of being loved up, used up, leads one to become real. That is what is happening day by day with you, and I love witnessing it.

face east and greet sun
pants are wet, not fun
run home and read directions,
clean pants of imperfections

We will now need a post of the status of the pants!

I can't remember the last time I saw a sunrise... must have been in a long-distance bus. I'm never up that early!

Catch, then, oh catch the transient hour;
Improve each moment as it flies!
Life's a short summer, man a flower;
He dies - alas! how soon he dies!
~Samuel Johnson

I am always ruining my white clothes very, very quickly. I loved what you wrote about them dying a slow death in your closet lol. I'm sorry I slept through the sunset!

A lovely post Agnes!!!! For all the musings in the end common sense rules huh;-D!!!! Hope ur pants were not ruined.
And reminds me tht its been ages since I saw a proper sunrise;-o
U knw somebody once said "The tragedy of life is not that it ends so soon, but that we wait so long to begin it."

I remember reading about something similar in 'Chicken soup for the soul'. Some story about a lady and her chipped china. The moral of the story was that we save a few things thinking that we will use it when the time is right. But sometimes death comes before.

I use expensive crockery for daily use. :D Well then again. mine don't chip. They break into a thousand pieces!! :D

U love those earrings, don't ya?

Yeah, saving items to use when company comes, is something to look forward too. But I decided that I like my special plates, so I use them on a daily basis. But hey, it's just me so I'm real careful. I'll save other plates for my daughter. One think I like about you is that you can have deep thoughts but they don't drag you down! lol Though I've got to admit, Florida does have beautiful sunrises and sunsets. And for some reason, sitting by the beach with a cup of coffee adds so much to the moment. Then if you have a pelican sitting there eating it's breakfast, that's even better or watch a dog dash down the sand after a Frisbee. It's just the few early birds, the lapping or crashing waves, the wind and no voices, just the quiet sounds of nature. Thanks for bringing me a moment of sunrise.

you inspire me to get up and get going!

Hi Agnes; Seems that for many of us, it is our parents who try to put the future in place by carefully selecting and holding on to a piece of the past. In the end, it is intention that makes the difference. I'd love to have the Allard car that my father so cherished. Unfortunately for me, he wasn't able to keep it for me anyway. But it's the thought that counts. Nothing I'm going to worry about though. Love you.

my mom always used to tell me to not buy white clothes cause it's really tough to get the stains of them.....yea that time she used to manage my laundry .....and i never listened...but then i moved to new city, living on my own, doing my own laundry.....and i realized....what it takes to wash a white shirt ......your fav clothes suddenly becomes irritating........

that's bad the pants were ruined......but as u said it was totally worth it.......saving things for especial occasions is good but then there comes moments when those especial things are nothing....


As ppl before me have rightly said, the ear-ring is damn beautiful and it suits you very well.

Life is short and make every moment of it so special - Yes, thats what everyone needs to learn and follow - but alas, the human mind is programmed differently. Very few understand this philosophy and the others save for that special moment !!!

I LOVE your blog, Agnes!

living in the moment is the most important :) i haven't seen a sunrise for so many days ;)
let solving the problem, thinking about the solving it itself is an achievement i believe..


The sun rises every morning even if it is too dark for us to see it.

My mom also has that habit of saving the best items to use for special occasions, or when circumstances are better (like using the nice dining plates when she gets a better dining room).

But then for me, everyday should be special... each brand new morning is special enough to be celebrated... so, there i go, using my fave perfume even if i just have to stay at home all day... :)

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