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Is it just me or is time flying by?

With the new pandemic normal,  and all of us still somewhat in lockdown mode,  you’d think time would be creeping along like the proverbial snail.

And you’d think we’d have all the time in the world to catch up on our reading,  or our knitting,  or be half-way through that great American novel we’ve been meaning to write.

And yet rather than creeping,  for me the days and weeks seem to be rushing by,  and so be it if it gets us to the end of this dark Covid tunnel.

Indeed it feels it was only last night we watched the latest weekly episode of All Creatures.  Yet another week has gone by – it seems in a flash!  – and tonight once again we’ll be transported to the beautiful Yorkshire Dales as James Herriot makes his veterinary rounds.

And we’ll be thankful once again for all blessings great and small!

Dana Susan Lehrman

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This retired librarian loves big city bustle and cozy country weekends, friends and family, good books and theatre, movies and jazz, travel, tennis, Yankee baseball, and writing about life as she sees it on her blog World Thru Brown Eyes!

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  1. Betsy Pfau says:

    I agree, Dana. I just can’t keep up with everything I want to do, even if it is just reading, exercising, watching TV and running errands (and the occasional meeting or webinar)…what are we to do?

  2. Laurie Levy says:

    I love that show, Dana. Nice to get lost in his problems and time period. Plus I have a thing about vets since my youngest daughter is one.

  3. Marian says:

    How, true, Dana. How can it be Sunday again? I wonder if in earlier times, did time go so fast?

  4. Suzy says:

    So true, Dana. I haven’t seen that show, but I agree with the sentiment. As the Sandy Denny/Judy Collins song says, Who Knows Where the Time Goes?

  5. Dave Ventre says:

    Are you watching the new All Creatures series on Masterpiece? I am a few episodes into it, and have mixed feelings. Good casting, pretty cinematography, but they seem to have succumbed to the modern temptation to make everyone more “edgy” than they were in the books and the first series with Robert Hardy etc.

  6. Khati Hendry says:

    Maybe I’ll have to give All Creatures a go–read the book years back. It is a running joke that all the things we were going to do someday–when we were retired and had the time, and nothing else to do, and then COVID restrictions as well–somehow still have not been done. It is at the point of how much of a mess will I leave behind when I go?

    • Understood Khati! Like many others I’m sure I had stuff planned to do after I retired in 2007 that’s still undone.

      Of course since I retired I joined an advocacy board, I started an organizing company, we bought a country house, I do free lance editing – so I guess I got too busy with the new stuff to get around to the old stuff!

  7. So true. I’m either busier — or think I’m busier — than I can remember, even though I’m not teaching or doing nearly as much of the ‘show up’ demands of ‘normal[?]’ life!

  8. Jim Willis says:

    Dana, it’s not just you: time is, in fact, fleeting. And it’s not just you who loves “All Creatures” either. It’s been a kind of balm for many of us who are trying to escape time’s whirlwind and all its flying debris. I enjoyed your reflections.

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