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Life cycle

Mostly, we don’t pause and reflect on the speed of life;

Sure, the bad times often seem to drag-out for too long, and the good ones, whoosh. But, life?

Seeing life sped-up, accelerated and compressed, in your garden hedge is special.

Below is a narrative of the chicks who took-up residence.

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This in itself is amazing, but, when you consider the life of the chicks as a reflection of our own.

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Our children, until they are 18 spend most of their time asleep, at school or with technology. Beyond that, they are off into the world. Wherever they go; during those 18 years we, the parents have time with them. How many hours in a day?

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After the drop-off, our child-parent time diminishes dramatically.

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The first 18 years of your child’s life represent only 20 per cent of their time on Earth; for the remainder, you are only a bit-part.

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You will never spend as much time with your children in all the remaining time as you have the opportunity in the first 18.

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Make the moment count.

For Annie

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