Serenity Circle August 2019 - Stolen Moments

August 21, 2019  •  6 Comments

"For most of human history, then, the vast majority of people have made their art in stolen moments, using scraps of borrowed time".

I couldn't help but think of this quote from Elizabeth Gilbert's book Big Magic this month, as we raced from one place to another, trying to get to appointments, catch up and get organised before the start of yet another school year. We tried to find serenity where we could and also tried to quickly create a few images along the way of these in between moments. 

So on a trip to the city for back to back appointments to obtain ID cards, we managed to sneak in a trip to the cinema (my top tip for keeping cool in the summer heat!) and a morning hospital appointment became an occasion to pop in to the ice cream parlour that we discovered on the way back.

On this particular day, my daughter was delighted that her first ever trip to the dentist had gone so well - she's gotten a guided tour of the dentist's office and tools - and on the way back, the sun was shining, there was a lovely breeze, and so we stopped in the countryside and went for a walk. My little girl picked a pretty bouquet of wild flowers and we enjoyed the peace, the only sound coming from the cicadas singing. When we arrived home, Little Miss enjoyed trimming the stems of her flowers and arranging them carefully in a vase to decorate her room, while I snatched a few images before dinner.

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How have you managed to make time for serenity this month? I'd love to hear about it!

Please follow the circle to find out where my friend Lori McLellan, Calgary, Alberta, has been finding Serenity this month. 






Lori McLellan(non-registered)
Finding serenity in the busy times is the hardest - sometimes just a few stolen moments helps us to take a deep breath and reset to keep on with the busyness of life at the time. This image is so lovely - simple, but meaningful.
Nancy Armstrong(non-registered)
Wonderful quote, it is so true! And the little bouquet full of all those delicate flowers and your daughter’s little hand - perfection.
Joan Showers(non-registered)
I never tire of pictures of your little girl even if it's her right hand. Your images bring me back to when my girls were little and we had the fun that you are now enjoying.
Oh goodness, the stop picking wild flowers sound so dreamy. I love the perspective on this image; her tiny hands arranging the bouquet is beautiful.
Love this beautiful image, Jill! And I'm glad the dental appointment went well for her; that's always a sigh of relief! I love how you found some pockets of serenity in your busy month.
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