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.
This in itself is amazing, but, when you consider the life of the chicks as a reflection of our own.
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?
After the drop-off, our child-parent time diminishes dramatically.
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.
You will never spend as much time with your children in all the remaining time as you have the opportunity in the first 18.
Make the moment count.