Time Flies When You’re Having Fun – Part 1

I still find each day too short for all the thoughts I want to think, all the walks I want to take, all the books I want to read and all the friends I want to see” – John Burroughs

Recently, I had a discussion with a friend that made me think about time.

“Why does it seem to pass so quickly as an adult?” I asked her over the phone; my weeknight kitchen boisterous in the background. Pots and pans simmering on the stove, I stare out the window into the still January darkness.

She sighed, her voice blending with the cars on the highway, “I think it’s because we just live for the weekends.” I was silent for a second.

I shook my head in agreement, even though I know she can’t see me. “Yeah, I think that’s it,” I say as I empty the broccoli into a colander. We exchange our goodbyes, and while I’m in awe of the fact that there isn’t a way to stall the ticking clock (I’m waiting on Google for that one), I smile to myself. Even if the moments are passing by too quickly, I’m grateful that I have been creating memories wherever I go. Life is meant to be lived. From the big, belly laughs I recently shared with my cousins in an alligator infested swamp to a frigid friends weekend in New York, I believe it’s true: time flies when you’re having fun.

And fun is what I’ve been having! A few weeks ago, my friend Samantha and I spent a Sunday afternoon at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. If you haven’t been before, it’s home to much more than the “Rocky Stairs” and the famed statue of Sylvester Stallone. One can revel in Renoir, gaze at Van Gogh, muse Monet and ponder Picasso while wandering the halls of this sprawling space. The exhibits are always changing, and this particular time, we were drawn in by the Mexican Modernism exhibit, where the works of Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera took center stage. Sam stood before Frida’s famous “Self Portrait in a Velvet Dress,”and grinned from ear-to-ear; her Frida Kahlo earrings dangling on her lobes and her Frida-patterned socks peeking out from the tops of her winter boots. The Art Museum typically charges $20 for non-members, but if you’re on a budget and looking to explore during the week, the entry fee is “pay-what-you-wish” each Wednesday night. If you’d like to learn a bit more about their upcoming exhibits, visit them online!

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Later this week, I’ll share some details on the recent mini getaway I took with my cousins to sunny Fort Lauderdale! Cousins + Vacation = Cousincation. It was filled with so many laughs and so much love, and again, the theme of that post will be time and how to make the most of a short weekend away! Speaking of time…I suppose it’s time I go downstairs to watch the Superbowl with my Danny 🙂 Go Falcons!

xo,

Ris

 

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