December 30, 2009

"Time is a monster...

that cannot be reasoned with. It responds like a snail to our impatience,
then it races like a gazelle when you can't catch your breath."
A quote from Benjamin Button

I've been thinking about the swift passage of time. Our daughter, Tab, got me thinking of it, then Zoanna said this in reference to photographs which mark the passing of time:

"The older I get, the more I realize that photos just don't capture the essence of my memories. I remember snippets of laughter and conversation and feelings better than actual events. And the best of my memories have not been photographed at all. They were the ones when I was enjoying the moment rather than trying to capture them on film."

Another year is drawing to a close... but a new one begins.
"If there is this much, there is more." B. Zamrzla

I rejoice because Christ "... fills all in all." Ephesians 1:23




zz said...

I'll have to print out that quote from Benjamin Button. Perfectly worded sentiments.

TAB said...

Did you watch the Curious Case of Benjamin Button?

Laurie said...

Tab` Yes. Yes, we did. I can't say we'd recommend the movie, but that I sure appreciated that quote.

Chris said...

This is so true. I'm thankful for good memories!

We were talking about this over the holidays. For some reason, I don't have a picture of our youngest daughter in her 1st Christmas dress, BUT I remember her in in perfectly as if it were just a short time ago...

Laurie said...

Chris~ Just the thing! Sometimes we can remember a scent, a look, a moment and when these are nice memories, it's a blessed gift!~