6.28.2011

left unattended...

This photo is of a quail egg we found on the engine of Andrew Henry's old work truck, alone and unattended.  It was early in the season, long before hatching time.  We periodically checked it but no momma ever came back, it was a dud I suppose, but it made me sad.  An unhatched egg holds so much promise and I hated to see it wither and fade.  
I've been a thinkin' about things inside me that I've ignored and left unattended.  Interests, passions and dreams that got lost in the shuffle of life.  I'm away from home right now with time to think.  My shops are closed for a few days and the housework and errands can beckon me but I'm too far away to hear them.  I'm getting ideas, lots of ideas.

I think we should try to remember these things, write them down.  Nothing is too small or too big to make the "stuff I always loved to do or want to do" list. 

Is there anything you loved to do but haven't thought about in years?

14 comments:

Debby said...

Funny, now that you say that, I used to paint. Hmmm... perhaps it's time to break out the brushes? xo

Ren- Lady Of The Arts said...

sure but my monkeys are still young so now is not my time but theirs.

Felicity said...

Life is occupied in both perpetuating itself and in surpassing itself. If all it does is maintain itself, then living is only not dying.

- Simone de Beauvoir

xx F

bronwyn said...

There are many things that I think about often but can't seem to make time for at the moment. I wonder what has been forgotten.

Pamela said...

Well just gymnastics in the yard wd be fun! I miss that and still enjoyba good cartwheel,

J said...

Dormant but not gone forever. I beleive that those interests & passions will be reawakened when the time comes. Other interests, passions and love are found along the journey... partnership, love, parenthood. We must remember to not get so lost in mourning what is past that we miss what is wonderful and opportune in the present. j

Andrew H. said...

I like how you can see the little scratches from her feet in the dirt. It is sad that the little egg never made it, but we have seen more egg shells in other places where you can see the eggs hatched OK.

Indie.Tea said...

There are so many things I am certain I've forgotten. So many people I've lost touch with.
I've always wanted to learn how to speak French, for example...
Its so nice to 'hear' from you! I hope you're well.

MJM said...

I can't wait to hear about all the ideas! I'm sure there are some great ones lingering up there in that very creative head of yours...

audrey marie said...

i used to love running in the morning and ive been so busy lately ive completely stopped. now would be a perfect time to start back up with the lovely weather

Pam said...

Travel! I'd love to hatch some travel plans.

Tess Kincaid said...

The unhatched egg is so very metaphorical. Beautiful post.

quintessence said...

So true - sometimes you need a break - to step back a little to get perspective. And of course you need some unencumbered time to think creatively!!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Oh that sweet egg still holds promise. It would looks so lovely in a tiny nest.

I love to scrapbook but just never have the time. :(

Happy 4th!