Do it Now

There’s a motto, ‘Do it now’,
But I can’t help thinking how
Often work, put off for play,
Then gives up and goes away!

So the ‘do it now’ applies,
In amongst the very wise,
To those recreation things
Which will let the soul take wings.

The current Weekly Photo Challenge has the subject of Now and so a phew fotos follow fresh from today’s activities.   They are thus very ‘Now’,  but in fact also illustrate how a ‘Now’ can make provision for the future.

Wedding decoration.

We attended a marriage today in the KwaZulu Natal Midlands which was unconventional not only in the sense that wife and wife were joined, but also in that one partner comes from a white English South African background while the other comes from an Indian South African one.  Apart from those ethnic groups, Afrikaans and Zulus were also represented in the group of guests.  It was an amazing ceremony and occasion.

Wedding crowd.

At their home where the ceremony was held, a cactus which flowers for a day only once a year had chosen to do so NOW.

Flowering Cactus

© December 2015 Colonialist (WordPress)



About colonialist

Active septic geranium who plays with words writing fantasy novels and professionally editing, with notes writing classical music, and with riding a mountain bike, horses and dinghies. Recently Indie Publishing has been added to this list.
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13 Responses to Do it Now

  1. Plenty to make you smile here.
    May your new year be full of adventures,laughter, and much delight


  2. Madhu says:

    Serendipitous! 🙂 ‘Now’ takes on a whole new meaning as we age. All best wishes for 2016 Colonel.


  3. Ruth2Day says:

    what a great way to almost end the year on – a new start!


  4. nrhatch says:

    What a cooperative occasion . . . and cactus!


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  6. calmgrove says:

    All in all it all sounds to have been wonderful.

    Liked by 1 person

  7. What a wonderful co-incidental cactus. I like the philosophy in your poem.

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