Time Goes By (reflection)

February 13, 2009

There’s not enough time, or is there?

It has always seemed a tragedy to me, that the older you get, the quicker time seems to go by. Is it unfair? Maybe that is not the right expression, but while wrinkles develop, flesh sags, and feet grow tired more quickly, we want to achieve and do more, (well, I speak for myself). Everything becomes more urgent as it dawns more clearly that life does not go on forever.

I know some people believe in reincarnation, but  I think  that even if I did,  I wouldn’t  be able to do the same things  I can do now, if I was a frog. Well, I don’t think I would.

Which brings me on to the value of contemplation.

Now, just stop for a moment.

Don’t read. Here is a nice big space for you, in case you find the text gets in the way.




Ahhh, that’s better.

Of all the things I personally need to do, one of the most important is to take the time…take hold of it with both hands, and do NOTHING.

If you are someone like me, who believes that life is not just about the material things, but has a spiritual dimension, then, it is worthwhile pausing from time to time.

I find it hard to let go of what I am doing. Do you? But it’s a good idea to make a point of letting go. Otherwise, you get to feel after a while that everything has a hold on you, and not the other way round. You don’t feel free. You can hardly breath. There is toooooooo much to do. Life becomes oppressive.

We all have the same amount of time each day. It goes at the same speed for all of us. It’s what we decide to do with it which counts.


Edit note:  My old website http://www.jennymeehan.co.uk is no longer living, so if you would like to see what I am doing currently, then please follow the link to my new website which is http://www.jamartlondon.com.   www.jamartlondon.com


Jenny Meehan is a painter, poet, and Christian contemplative  based in East Surrey/South West London.   Her interest in Christ-centred spirituality and creativity are the main focus of this artist’s journal, which rambles and meanders on, maybe acting as a personal (yet open to view)  note book as much as anything else.  If you read and enjoy it, this would be an added bonus! 

Her website is www.jamartlondon.com.  (www.jamartlondon.com replaces the older now deceased website http://www.jennymeehan.co.uk)

Jenny Meehan BA Hons (Lit.) PGCE also occasionally offers art tuition for individuals or in shared sessions.  Please contact Jenny at j.meehan@tesco.net or through the contact form at www.jamartlondon.com for further details as availability depends on other commitments.    

 Jenny Meehan works mainly with either oils or acrylics  creating both abstract/non-objective paintings  and also semi-abstract work.  She also produces representational/figurative artwork,  mostly using digital photography/image manipulation software, painting and  drawing.  Both original fine paintings and other artwork forms  and affordable photo-mechanically produced prints are available to purchase.

 It is also quick and easy to license an image for use through DACS.  Please note: Permission must be sought in advance if you wish to use images by Jenny Meehan. In the first instance, please contact Jenny Meehan. Copyright for all works of art by Jenny Meehan is managed by the Design and Artists Copyright Society (DACS) in the UK. 

Jenny Meehan exhibits around the United Kingdom.   To be placed on Jenny Meehan’s  bi-annual  mailing list please contact Jenny via her website contact page:  www.jamartlondon.com

Also, you could follow the Jenny Meehan Contemporary Artist’s Journal at WordPress and keep informed that way. 


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