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When you're not looking, time zips past you like a bullet and the next thing you know, you're looking at a whole new dimension.

We celebrated my nephew's birthday today. It seems as though it was only mere weeks ago that his cries greeted the world. That my sister finally became a mother. And yet, today, he's reached a milestone.

It's a rainy Saturday over here and although I wanted to 'celebrate' the weekend with a few drinks, I think I'll pass. I don't know what it is but some thoughts are tickling me in my could be an age-thing. LOL

I would rather curl up in bed with hot chocolate, a good book and Netflix playing in the background. Some ohm music sounds really good too. XD

Celebrating my young nephew's and niece's birthdays make me inevitably think of my own kids when they were young. How they were when they were with their cousins. How rowdy they were, how loud they were, how wildly uncontrollable they were.

Those were the most stressful times of my life, and yet the most memorable.

And yet, they've all outgrown us and maybe it is just us, parents, who are hanging on. We try not to muzzle anyone, honest.

“I sit beside the fire and think
Of all that I have seen
Of meadow flowers and butterflies
In summers that have been
Of yellow leaves and gossamer
In autumns that there were
With morning mist and silver sun
And wind upon my hair
I sit beside the fire and think
Of how the world will be
When winter comes without a spring
That I shall ever see
For still there are so many things
That I have never seen
In every wood in every spring
There is a different green
I sit beside the fire and think
Of people long ago
And people that will see a world
That I shall never know
But all the while I sit and think
Of times there were before
I listen for returning feet
And voices at the door”
― J.R.R. Tolkien

I've also realized how valuable my opinion of myself is to myself. Throughout my younger days, I've spent it pleasing everyone else, putting everyone whom I thought loved me before me.

A friend who needs to talk will always have his/her phone call answered. To the point that I reach exhaustion, the call gets answered nonetheless. And if this friend thinks nothing of it, there's nothing I can do about it but to move on.

The same with life : if life says 'that's it, you're going', you're going.

@valuablequottes: The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time. - Mark Twain

So, if you feel like having a really good cup of coffee, go ahead. And if you feel like wine, your call too. Nobody's stopping you but you.

Happy Saturday and lots of love,

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