Day 2203: Nature does not hurry

Nature does not hurry, so why should I?    Therefore, I am going to take my time, here and now, during my last day at Disney World.

I am in no hurry to share the inspiration for today’s post title, but here it is:


As my son and I were unhurriedly strolling around Disney’s Animal Kingdom yesterday, I noticed that sign:

Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.

 Lao Tzu

Usually, my nature is to believe that I need to hurry, hurry, hurry to accomplish and to be accomplished. I like balancing that out with Lao Tzu’s wise words (especially when we’re recovering from food poisoning).

Yet, I fear that if we don’t hurry and change our ways, we will lose much of the precious nature of our planet.

What else do I want to accomplish in this post? I will not hurry to share my other photos from yesterday.






























Nature does not hurry, yet climate change is NOT a concept only (and is hurrying faster than expected).  I’m hoping that my worst fears are not final and are subject to change, because of future and concerted human accomplishments.


I guess the ball’s in our court.

I am in no hurry to share one more photo, which my son said was his favorite of all the ones I showed him yesterday.


I am in no hurry to know how, when, where, or why I took that photo, but I do know that orange has always been Aaron’s favorite color.

Nature does not hurry, so no need to hurry to make a comment. Likewise, I will not hurry to express my gratitude to all who helped me create today’s non-hurried post and — of course! — YOU.



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22 thoughts on “Day 2203: Nature does not hurry

  1. Thank you too

  2. Janis Moulton

    Great photos!

  3. The photo of the bird ladies and all the birds sure makes my smile linger, Ann. And here in Syracuse, your Orange photo is a winner, too!

  4. Enjoying the beautiful restrooms is a good start to a “Dear John” letter and I can see why that last picture is Aaron’s favorite because in the end orange you glad you went?

  5. Thanks for the non-hurried tour of Disney World!

  6. I do not hurry, life is short so I take my time

  7. There is a sound philosophy in this one

  8. I love the quote, Ann. I certainly believe that nature has perfect timing, but like you, I do feel deep concern about how we, in our carelessness, are perhaps changing nature’s ability to recover from stress. But the direction is perfect! I have made several choices this year leading me to slow down and take it all in! I hope returning home will be smooth. You’ve had a wonderful vacation from my view!

  9. I’m taking my time to look through the lovely photos and I’m in no hurry to comment on this post.

  10. I don’t know why, exactly, but I like it that they paired Lao Tzu’s quote with an animal he could never have seen.

  11. Pingback: Day 2731: Nature | The Year(s) of Living Non-Judgmentally

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