Twenty minutes to nine

I am presently reading Great Expectations by Charles Dickens and, in the book, there is a person named Miss Havisham. Now she was a woman that time stopped still for because she allowed it to. So far I have learned that she was to be married but something happened and therefore she was not. The time was twenty minutes to nine and, it was that for her for a very, very long time.

How many of us allow time to stand still? Whether it was something good or bad that happened, how many of us refused to let that moment go. Always reliving the past in the present that clouds the future.

Some people live in the “remember whens” of life, and sometimes, like quicksand, they get stuck and begin to go under. No one can live in the same glory of a moment forever. No one can live in the same sad moment forever. Well no one should; and this is not to say that we should not remember those times, but to say, not to get bog down in them. Move on. Let your twenty minutes to nine go.

from my other blog http://girlgeum.wordpress.com/2010/04/09/stuck-in-reverse/

Have a lovely, sunflower day. 🙂

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2 responses to “Twenty minutes to nine

  1. Love Dickens! Haven’t read that since childhood… maybe time for a re-read!

  2. I’m loving him as well. So far I’ve read Oliver Twist and A Tale of Two Cities. Great Expectations I’m still reading. Presently I have so many books to read. 🙂

    My list. http://girlgeum.wordpress.com/bookish/

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