“Man's life is like a drop of dew on a leaf.” Socrates

by Kim July. 06, 2008 2933 views

The most important lesson I have learned in the last couple of weeks is to tell people that you love them before it is too late. That you care about them. That you appreciate them. Before they walk out the door to work, before they receive your yearly Christmas card, before they hang up the phone.
I lost a dear person that I never spoke the words “I care about you”, “Thank you for all you do” and “I consider you part of my family”. Now it is too late. The dew was here and now evaporated into the evening air. We think that everything and everyone will last forever. There will always be more time.
This is the most valuable lesson I have learned. Albeit the most painful.

“In the sweetness of friendship let there be laughter, and sharing of pleasures. For in the dew of little things the heart finds its morning and is refreshed.”

Kahlil Gibran

“O love, O fire! once he drew
With one long kiss my whole soul through
My lips, as sunlight drinketh dew.”

Alfred, Lord Tennyson

“The one had leaves of dark green that beneath were as shining silver, and from each of his countless flowers a dew of silver light was ever falling, and the earth beneath was dappled with the shadows of his fluttering leaves.”

J.R.R. Tolkien

“I must go seek some dew-drops here,
And hang a pearl in every cowslip's ear.”

William Shakespeare

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Dadlak 12 years, 9 months ago

beautiful photos and commentary..life is surely all too brief and precious

12 years, 9 months ago Edited
Olivia 12 years, 9 months ago

perfect photos & txt . ,,,
:)

12 years, 9 months ago Edited
Cathrine Stewart 12 years, 9 months ago

Beautiful photos Kim. I am sorry that I keep missing your calls. I arrived back at school around 3:30 am yesterday morning, and couldn't get to sleep until way after 5 am. My sleep schedule has been whacked out, I will call you tomorrow.

12 years, 9 months ago Edited
Neffijer 12 years, 9 months ago

beautiful shots, and my condolences for your loss.

12 years, 9 months ago Edited
Jorge Cardoso 12 years, 9 months ago

SOCRATES INDEED... PORTUGUESE PRIME MINISTER :)

12 years, 9 months ago Edited
Laura 12 years, 9 months ago

:-)))))))

12 years, 9 months ago Edited
Carol 12 years, 9 months ago

...fabulous post...Love #6...I added it to my favorites..

12 years, 9 months ago Edited
Julie 12 years, 9 months ago

Beautiful shots!!
Thanks for the reminder and God bless.

12 years, 9 months ago Edited
Robert Moffat 12 years, 9 months ago

thanks a very interesting comment Kim - and so very true.
Love the pictures - the dew is magical - but the words will stay in my mind.

12 years, 9 months ago Edited
Carolina Quevedo 12 years, 9 months ago

Refreshig work!!!

12 years, 9 months ago Edited
Cricri8o 12 years, 9 months ago

superb raindrops!!!

12 years, 9 months ago Edited
Deepu S 12 years, 9 months ago

niceeee...
:)))

12 years, 9 months ago Edited
Lynda 12 years, 9 months ago

Lovely set and nice quotes.

12 years, 9 months ago Edited
Harry Oldmeadow 12 years, 9 months ago

Socrates was right...and so are you! Love the photos. Sorry about your loss. Here's another nice quote for you: "What is life? It is the flash of a firefly in the night. It is the breath of a bufflo in winter time. It is the little shadow that runs across the grass and loses itself in the sunset." (Crowfoot Chief Isapwo Muksika)

12 years, 9 months ago Edited
Jennye 12 years, 9 months ago

beautiful shots and quotes!!... sorry about your loss!!

12 years, 9 months ago Edited
Mintra 12 years, 9 months ago

Beautiful set, lovely macros.
:)

12 years, 9 months ago Edited
Peregol 12 years, 9 months ago

Very nice set!!

12 years, 9 months ago Edited
Eric J H Joyce 12 years, 9 months ago

Pretty shots....

12 years, 9 months ago Edited
Gina Marie 12 years, 9 months ago

gorgeous macros! those water droplets are so pretty!

12 years, 9 months ago Edited
Thomas Thompson 12 years, 9 months ago

Fantastic set, and wonderful quotes

12 years, 9 months ago Edited
Domã©Lia 12 years, 9 months ago

Ah oui ! de belles gouttes !

12 years, 9 months ago Edited
Kate 12 years, 9 months ago

beautiful quotes to go with stunning shots :))

12 years, 9 months ago Edited
Tomie Poodle 12 years, 9 months ago

ho! somany man's life are on this beautiful leaf!

12 years, 9 months ago Edited
Walter 12 years, 9 months ago

Yes! Great images. :-)

12 years, 9 months ago Edited
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