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Time passages

 A song by Al Stewart called Time Passages was playing in the background and these thoughts leapt to my mind. Enjoy.

In the tapestry of time, I
sit and reflect,

From the barely started day
to the evening’s sweet sunset.

Mondays to Fridays, a
seamless blend,

Years passing swiftly, like
a transient wind.


Forty, fifty, sixty years

A lifetime’s story in
moments told.

Highs and lows, laughter and

People departed, echoes in
my ears.


Parents, friends, their
absence profound,

Realizing too late, that
time has its bounds.

Yet, amidst losses, a spirit
to find,

To embrace what’s left, with
a positive mind.


The canvas of life awaits
our hue,

Colours of joy, moments to

Smile at the little things,
a balm in the heart,

In the symphony of life,
play your part.


Afters accumulate, promises

Coffee grows cold in the

Children grow, parents age,

Life concludes its final


No more ‘after,’ no more

Seize the moment, live for

Cherish the best, let love
be our guide,

In the tapestry of life, let
joy reside.


Eliminate the afters,
embrace the now,

No more ‘later,’ no more

The day is today, the moment
is here,

In this shared wisdom,
there’s nothing to fear.


Read this message, share it

In collective strength, let
joy be our guide.

For in the poetry of life, a
truth profound,

The time is now, in every
heartbeat’s sound.

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I served as a teacher, a teacher on Call, a Department Head, a District Curriculum, Specialist, a Program Coordinator, and a Provincial Curriculum Coordinator over a forty year career. In addition, I was the Department Head for Curriculum and Instruction, as well as a professor both online and in person at the University of Phoenix (Canada) from 2000-2010.

I also worked with Special Needs students. I gave workshops on curriculum development and staff training before I fully retired

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