on being

Shafts of light streamed through the curtains of red, stained the colour of rust with time, she bathed a while in the warmth and thought thoughts.

Where does time go when it leaves, why do we go where we go, stay where we stay, know what we know?

Thighs sore from her early morning run, she crouches and rises, stretching her arms and yawning, hands on hips…slips her face on and ambles outside. The overgrowth the perfect place for reflection, little webs weaving memories, busy bees circling reminding her of life’s cycles. The seasons. The reasons.

Seasons of love, laughter, fusion. Reasons for hope, peace, sometimes disillusion.

The day was well into it’s song and she well into her years, the sun and moon and tide, well into their rythmns…we come and we go.

Like the sun and the moon and the tide. We ebb and we flow.

One moment a sense of nothingness permeates the air, followed by a sense of awe that we exist.

Love the idea of just being. Not doing. Just being. Letting the air flow around us. Observing it. Breathing it. Being part of it and yet remaining apart from it.

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  • Rocky Loder
    Rocky Loderabout 2 years ago

    very nice thought provoking read…really like it….

  • thank you so much Rocky, so glad you enjoyed it :)

    – © Karin Taylor

  • KBritt
    KBrittabout 2 years ago

    Such a wonderful piece of prose…. Lovely imagery and beautiful thoughts. It is easy to forget to just be sometimes… Thanks Karin, a beautiful read!! ~kim

  • thank you very much Kim, so glad these words remind you to just be….for around 10 years I’ve had a sense that learning to just ‘be’ would be an important part of my life….and now I am learning this, and it is ‘the’ most important thing I have ever learnt :) x

    – © Karin Taylor

  • TheWanderingBoo
    TheWanderingBooabout 2 years ago

    wonderful writing

  • thank you so much Simon! :)

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  • Mui-Ling Teh
    Mui-Ling Tehabout 2 years ago

    We must learn to walk before we run :) – but even before we learn to do we shall never forget to be. Very lovely Karin.

  • thank you very much Mui-Ling…so true! :) x

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  • JaneRoberts
    JaneRobertsabout 2 years ago

    Wonderful, Karin. xx

  • aw, thank you so much Jane!! xx

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  • Matt Penfold
    Matt Penfoldabout 2 years ago

    Wonderful words Karin, and a message with insight and wisdom :) x

  • Matt, thank you, that means a lot to me :))) x

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  • sandra .
    sandra .about 2 years ago

    “Where does time go when it leaves, why do we go where we go, stay where we stay, know what we know? "
    I am going to take some and give this some ponder :)
    Being Sandra x

  • lol…questions questions questions Sandra…thank you Sandra xox

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  • oops..I mean thank you “Being Sandra” x

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  • eoconnor
    eoconnorabout 2 years ago


  • …..I think so Liz, I think so :) ….thanks x

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  • Peter Shanahan
    Peter Shanahanabout 2 years ago

    great stuff, bye now I’m going to just be me for a while now……nice reflection

  • thanks Peter, goodonya!!! ….peace out….

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  • takemeawaycn
    takemeawaycnover 1 year ago

    This is just gorgeous. Makes me close my eyes almost involuntarily and relish the images

  • Thank you so much Celina for your lovely response, I’m so happy you enjoyed reading this piece :)

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