Old Friends and Memories…

Posted: June 28, 2010 in Friends, Personal

Some years ago I lost a close friend from work. We were part of small group of friends who would, time and opportunity permitting,  go up to Scotland and amble up and down a hill or two, and sample some of Scotland’s finest single malt.

As time has passed, the strongest memory I have is the poem that was read out at his funeral. This summed up exactly how my friend observed life and lived life. This actually made on one hand his passing difficult to come to terms with; on the other in a strange way it made it easier to accept. That poem was “Leisure” by W H Davies and the opening verse is “What is this life if full of care we have no time to stand and stare?”

This is a powerful poem in this day and age as, when we often find ourselves too busy to sometimes draw breath, it reminds us to stop and look. So now at least once a day I sit at my desk, and make time to watch the clock waste time, as I think about the good old days.


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