Savvy Raj

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Slipping sands of time


Interesting set of reflections , I just had to share…

Hardly the day started and … it is already six o’clock in the evening.
Barely arrived on Monday and it’s already Friday.
… and the month is already over.
… and the year is almost up.
… and already 40, 50 … years of our lives have passed.
… and we realize that we lost our parents, friends.
and we realize that it is too late to go back …

So … Let’s try, however, to take full advantage of the time we have left …
Let’s not stop looking for activities that we like …
Let’s put color in our greyness …
Let’s smile at the little things in life that put balm in our hearts.
And yet, we must continue to enjoy serenely the time that remains.

Let’s try to eliminate the “after” …
I do it after …
I will say after …
I will think about it after …
We leave everything for ‘later’ as if “after” was ours.
Because what we do not understand is that:
after, the coffee cools …
after, priorities change …
after, the charm is broken …
after, health passes …
after, the children grow up …
after, the parents get older …
after, the promises are forgotten …
after, the day becomes the night …
after, life ends …
And after that it’s often too late ….
So … leave nothing for ‘later’ …
Because always waiting for later, we can lose the best moments,
the best experiences,
the best friends,
the best family …
The day is today … The moment is now …

The above post is replete with the wisdom of Now. It resonates so much, especially with two of my earlier share of verses… one penned by my mother…This moment!

And the second my own verses called The Potent Now.


Author: Savvy Raj

Dance Educator, Writer, Artist, Designer, Wellness Mentor & Consultant

22 thoughts on “Slipping sands of time

  1. So wonderful post to begin my day !!!! Life is now and now i say you how much i appreciate you Savvy!!!!!

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  2. The feeling is mutual my friend.💜 Wish you a wonderful day like you have made mine…with your kindness. 💜

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  3. Beautiful reminder, dear Savvy. Thank you. 💕


  4. Nice reflections, Savvy. Time is one thing you can never make more of.

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  5. Nice. We are surfers of the potent now.

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  6. Nice concept about life

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  7. Great post. Do you know the author?

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  8. I see the author might be Caitriona Loughrey . Thanks for sharing

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  9. Good morning Savvy, I am just curious, I saw this poem on Facebook and trying to find out if you are the Author, as I want to share and give credit where credit is due. Thank you, Brenda


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  12. Like this poem very much! Wondering about the author, and see from earlier responses that someone has suggested that Caitriona Loughrey might be the author. But your posting on January 18, 2019 is one of the earliest publications of the poem I can find. Caitriona Loughrey didn’t post it (on Facebook) until July 24, 2020! I have been unable to get any response from her about where she found it. Do you have any idea where you first saw it? Thanks for your help! I sincerely believe that the true author should be given credit for what is obviously a poem with resonance for many of us!

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