So I've decided to join in with Mum Turned Mom's "The Prompt" link up.
The Prompt for this week is a topic and it is:
I wish I had more time…
I wish I had more time to cook for enjoyment, when did dinner become a meal to throw together in 20 minutes at 8.30pm, to be eaten in front of the TV? I wish we had more time to cook together in the kitchen and eat at the table in our sunny conservatory, chatting about our day over a glass of wine, taking our time.
I wish I had more time to take an evening class; Spanish, photography, art perhaps? An undiscovered talent just waiting to be revealed, hidden for now underneath gym sessions, cleaning, food shopping, vegetating.
I wish I had more time to clear the garden. The bottom third is a hidden gem, choked by brambles and nettles, "that scary place" for toddlers. I know it could be a beautiful seating area, bathed in dappled sunlight; primroses, foxgloves and bluebells given room to bloom.
I wish I had more time to devote to this blog. Lunchtimes at my desk, the occasional evening battling with the ipad, photos too big, too small, unable to upload. I feel I'm on the cusp of something, not quite able to grow it as I want, but knowing what's needed.
Most of all, I wish I had more time with those no longer here. To ask their opinion, enjoy their tales, drink their wine, bask in the glow of their love. Memories remain, as powerful as ever, but new memories are being formed constantly and their missing presence is made all the keener.
What would you wish, if you had more time?