Friday, May 13, 2011

Now








"Make it a rule of life never to regret and never to look back.  
Regret is an appalling waste of energy; you can't build on it; 
it's only good for wallowing in."

~Katherine Mansfield

There are days when I obsess about the future, but if I'm to be honest, I would say that I tend to fret about the past even more.  A completely useless habit, this, and one that I find is best remedied by a long walk in the woods or by the water.  At Gilsland Farm there's both, so it's just about the perfect place to find yourself a little piece of now and simply inhabit it.

I hope that as the hours speed forward in their wild way this weekend, you find some now of your own to cherish.  

Thank you for another week of inspiration.  xoxo Gigi


19 comments:

  1. Gigi, I've been trying so hard lately to live more in the present... it's tricky to say the least xx

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  2. Dearest Gigi,

    Looks like you lost your post about your mother's garden too... A tip is to go under Settings, to Email & Mobile and add your own email address there. I was lucky for having done that so in no time I had my post back up.
    This is such an inspirational post again, and the place you went for a walk is so unique; from 1630 on people probably pondered alongside the woods and pond and all its natural beauty. Including some real wolves I guess. Those two are artfully made!

    Lots of love,

    Mariette

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  3. Oops, you still have it! GREAT. I had to show it to my husband too after I commented...

    Love again,

    Mariette

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  4. Gigi how beautiful, I can feel the peace but I am afraid I am wallowing in regret at the moment! The things I didn't say, the things I didn't do...though to be honest I did and said most of them and eventually I shall stop wallowing and find somewhere like this to recharge and start all over again. xx

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  5. Cherish the now is such the perfect way to live, if only it was a bit easier to do. Nature walks do help putting everything in it's right place.

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  6. Hello:
    It is something of an art to be able to live in the now, the present, but it is something which, we believe, needs to be developed by us all.

    Your images are stunning. Have a lovely weekend.

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  7. GLORIOUS springtime moments, Gigi...*sigh*... Communing with Mother Nature is a great remedy for all things, I find, too. I tend to fret about the future more, as well things in the very rest past--usually to do with things I feel I could have done better. Learning to take each day, each moment... and savor now. :o) Happy Weekend, my friend ((HUGS))

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  8. Nature does coax the goodness to our surface, doesn't it. The wolf sculptures remind me of similar ones back home in Kansas, of cowboys on horseback and covered wagons that delightfully appear randomly along the tops of the flinthills. Hope you are able to keep the weekend in a lower gear ~ xox Alexandra

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  9. Hey Gigi, thanks so much for these beautiful images ... my eyes and soul really needed this!

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  10. i fret about the past too....and it really is a waste of time.....love the processing of your photos !!

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  11. Beautiful, beautiful images, Gigi.
    I make a point of NEVER looking back. It is a pointless exersize as, there is nothing that one can do to change it and, it just leaves one pondering over what could have been. The only positive is that you can learn from any mistakes made. Stay in the present and look forward to what will be and not what could have been.
    There, that's my philosophizing done for the day !!!! Much love. XXXX

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  12. Everything always looks better during a walk in the woods! Lovely images!!

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  13. Going for a walk in the nearest bit of green seems to reset my inner workings. If any part of me feels troubled, a long walk in nature helps me to find a balance. I don't know what it is; even the smell of being outside makes me feel so comforted.

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  14. So beautiful! Nature is so soothing and keeps one balanced!

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  15. at first i thought this might be your house and i thought wow!!!!! i still think wow, what a beautiful place. just back from being away, thanks for your comments the other day - it was a while ago, have been on a long safari :) hope all well

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  16. Oh, this is precisely what I needed! Thank you! :)

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  17. Your now is a beautiful one, Gigi. Enjoy it.

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  18. These photos seem to have taken me into a fairy tale! How fun to come upon that wolf in the woods:) I tend to dwell a bit too much on the past too and have to push myself out of it. Mostly though I just enjoy the present...or try to:)

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  19. Oh, I do adore that sculpture.

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