Tuesday, December 2, 2008

You Can't Go Back


Where the heck...where the heck did the year go? In fact, where did the time go....all the time...I'm thinking fifteen years ago, more- - it flew. My childhood, well, that doesn't feel recent. It doesn't even feel like it was me. But I have pictures. I saw them. It was me alright. Maybe everyone feels that way. We change so much from childhood to adult that really, no, you aren't the same person, so that 'child' from so long ago, feels more like the star of some television movie you remember (in snippets, but not in full) from seeing many, many moons ago. And I don't want to go back, (there's too much I would never want to relive) but if it could just slow down a little bit. It's December. It's really December.

29 comments:

sandy said...

December? Yikes.... I have so much to do.... These are going to be some busy weeks!!! I agree, no reliving the past... let it be. I'm really enjoying now, and living for today. Love your Christams cards- btw. Taking any personal time off during the holidays?? I can already hear your reply..."what's that?"

Cut Copy Create said...

im a mature student at college and i'm made to feel old at 26! time goes by too quickly! ;(

sMacThoughts said...

Sandy .... yes, you guessed it! :D

CutCopyCreate .... ok, now I must doink you in the eyes for thinking you feel old IN YOUR TWENTIES!! Sheesh, ma'am. :)

Georgia (AKA g-bug) said...

"Get me through December.
A promise I'll remember.
Get me through December,
So I can start again."

(Alison Krause lyrics)

i would go back in a flash if i could. there is so much i would do differently.

at 37, i tell all my friends that are in their 20s, ENJOY this time. you will wake up in your 30s and wonder where the 20s went.

sMacThoughts said...

I so feel that way about December, Georgia! Yes, time does fly. I am in my 40's now and I swear I still feel 25.

Chris said...

I agree, I loved most of my childhood, but I'm having fun as an adult. I just wish the time would slow down so I can really enjoy life.

Georgia (AKA g-bug) said...

i'm pretty sure you are lying about being in your forties. if your profile picture is recent, then you are the youngest-looking 40-something i have ever seen! you look more like in your 20s. i'm not kidding!

sMacThoughts said...

I have no reason to lie, Georgia, plus, the beauty of that pic is the size and poor grainy quality. 40 is the new 30, they say. You can see me in that post with my doll...the "7 Random Things". That's me, but yes, I did take the liberty to smooth out some lines under my eyes and on the sides of my mouth, even though I do suppose I look generally younger than my age.

Laurin said...

Hi Susan, I just wanted to drop by and let you know that I got your comment on The Tragically Unhip for my post Welcome to McHattan. I've been following your blog and love it, thanks for the support! I'll add you to our links this evening.

red nails; wrong city said...

so true. i was just speaking to a friend on the passage of time a week or two.. or three! ago. i can't believe it's already december.

& that image is so full of beautiful detail. gorgeous photomontage.

Georgia (AKA g-bug) said...

oh, my goodness. i'm so sorry i sometimes forget that my writing "voice" does not come across the right way when i am saying something jokingly. i was totally joking when i said i was sure you were lying. i was not in the least bit serious, and just from you blog, i know you are a sincere person and that you would not lie about your age. i hope you were not offended, as i truly did not really mean it—saying you must be lying. i was just trying to say, "Wow, how can this be, when you look so much younger?" I now see it was a lame attempt to compliment you and say you look great!!! I apologize. i'll just shut up now, 'cause i'm really starting to sound ridiculous.
:)
you are a doll.

sMacThoughts said...

Laurin ... your blog is fantabulous,I love it- - thank you!!

red nails .... Thanks, that is me, a door in my neighborhood, my antique mannequin hand, and a photo of one of my great-grandmothers.

Georgia ... OH no, no offense taken, and funny, yes of course ya can't read tone online. Why did I even respond as if I thought you meant that literally, yet, I did take it literally, and now, going back and reading what you said, it is hilarious that I accepted that first line as a literal statement. That is very funny!! Really funny!!

Tara Ross Studios said...

lovely photo,,,,,
thanks for stopping by my blog.


where does the time go???

Georgia (AKA g-bug) said...

:)
good. we're all clear. that IS funny.

i hope your weekend is grand so far!

The Vintage Sister Studio said...

Ooooh, go back? That's a scarey thought. I'm with Sandy, what happens in the past stays in the past!

You still look 25!
Tracy

sMacThoughts said...

WooHOO, Vintage Sis!!

Rosebud Collection said...

I think the older we become, the faster life goes..like you, would never want to go back..did the best I could and will keep trying to get better..

Jackie G said...

((sigh))
I totally agree with you!!
Time flys by so fast!!

happygirl? said...

I was just thinking the same thing.

Where did 2008 go?

ps. I love the images you used!

sMacThoughts said...

Thanks, happygirl...ok everyone, let's just hope we have time to enjoy the holidays before they are all done. My golly I do not want to suddenly realize it's January 2, 2009 and wonder how that happened!

AnniKae said...

I completely agree! I think that the older I get, the faster times seems to fly.
I saw your blog address in the etsy forum and thought i'd stop by and say hello.

The Empty Envelope said...

I love this post. I love the art and the sentiments are so true...

windlewood said...

Great piece! I'm a HUGE fan of vintage Red Cross! That just pops right off the page.
Yes, December is best described as meeting my self coming and going! I'm beginning to shut down the past projects but are gearing up for the new ones just around the corner.
Happy holidays
Lenae

sMacThoughts said...

I guess so many of us feel the same way. I love seeing all these new 'faces' ! :)

Cloud Nine Creations said...

Awesome awesome print!

sMacThoughts said...

Wow, Cloud9, thank you!!

Jiffy Cat said...

Time goes quickly indeed. Some people look so old and worn out at 25. It's their style of dressing perhaps mixed with resignation and hoplessness. it's starts to show and drag them down. But we don't have to worry about that do we,hahahahaha. You're as young as you act and feel. People think I'm in my 30's hahahaha, maybe it's the red wine? You're smashing Susan!

sMacThoughts said...

*claps my cymbals together*
Yes.
Yes, I am. :D

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