Embrace the moment

Summer soft

Wakes you up with a kiss to start the morning off

In the midst of herself playing Santa Claus

She brings gifts through her breeze

Morning rain

Gently plays her rhythms on your window pane

Giving you no clue of when she plans to change

To bring rain or sunshine

And so you wait to see what she’ll do

Is it sun or rain for you

But it breaks your heart in two

When you find it’s October

And she’s gone

And she’s gone

Summer’s gone

Taking with her summer’s play

Summer Soft written and performed by Stevie Wonder . From the album ‘Songs in the key of life’

Do you think that nature changes the weather so quickly and suddenly as a reminder to us all to ‘live for the moment?’ It is as if she is saying ‘Look how hot it was yesterday, but today you need a jumper! Did you enjoy the sun that I sent you? Because now it is too late…..’

Here I am, sitting in my bed, drinking tea (yep I am English after all) and the temperature has dropped to fourteen degrees, we are promised that tonight it will be six degrees and ‘chilly’.But only three weeks ago it was sizzling hot, we were returning from our sojourn in the Vendee and looking forward to an evening in the pool; and it made me wonder is this natures way of reminding us to not take anything for granted because before you know it everything will change?

As the wonderful poet Robert Frost wrote…

Nature’s first green is gold,

Her hardest hue to hold.

Her early leaf’s a flower;

But only so an hour.

Then leaf subsides to leaf.

So Eden sank to grief,

So dawn goes down to day.

Nothing gold can stay.

Living here the changes to,seasons are very clearly defined, perhaps because you are embraced by nature, she is, quite literally all around you; from the leaves on the trees dropping all around us, to the crab apples that are falling from our tree, sadly for the last time as she must go because of things new; and whilst there will still be hot days ahead the colder evenings will remind us to make the most of them.

So what will you do today?

“Sit still and embrace the moment, that’s what I say!’

Have a good weekend folks.




  1. Moisy, your fine philosophy mixes well with these classic lyrics and poems. Has been a long time since I read that one by Frost. Poems like that, that seemed so negative to me when I was young (“yes, yes, stupid old men, everything dies and what’s the use”) now ring sweetly true and melancholic, urging us to live vibrantly, as you do.

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