Time seems to be continuing very fast…

…And it has been an entire month since my last post!  Does the year speed up as we approach the end?  It certainly feels like it does even though time is continuing at exactly the same speed as usual.

And why does time seem to go faster as you get older?!  It baffles me.  All 365 days of a year when you were a child seemed to take forever but now as an adult they fly past with ever increasing speed!  Even though there is no such thing as time flying I am certain it does when you are having too much fun!

Well, I am going to enjoy this precious moment right now…

… for it will have passed before I blink…

… and I find myself in another precious moment…

So now I shall enjoy the feeling of being in today…

… before tomorrow comes…

… which luckily it never does…

… because we are always living in today!

Make the most of your today…

Weekly Photo Challenge: Future Tense…Love, Hope & Excitement.

On the way to my Wedding I went on an incredible journey from the southern hemisphere to the northern hemisphere stopping off at a number of destinations along the way.   One such place is far out on a dusty playa in Nevada called Black Rock City.   It is the place where magic happens!

Out in the deep playa a temple rises apart from the city and is a place for visitors to reflect and pray.  A place of quiet and calm in an otherwise bustling, excited city of artists, entertainers, musicians, performers, magicians, travellers, explorer’s, kindred spirits and givers; an incredible community of creative cooperation and collaboration.

Black Rock City exists for only one week each year and is know as Burning Man.   The name comes from the ritual burning of an effigy on Saturday evening.   On the Sunday evening the temple burns.  Each year the temple is a different creation.

The annual theme for the event in 2012 was fertility, hence the building of the Temple of Juno.  Juno is an ancient Roman Goddess who’s many roles included a fertility deity, an overseer of childbirth, a protectress of women and the community.

The Temple of Juno was a beautiful traditional design made of filigreed wood, ornately carved and intricately laid.  During the week the community brought memorials, weddings, remembrances, momento’s and photograph’s.

Writings, drawings, wishes, prayers and shrines were placed in the interior, on the altars and on the grounds.  At the end of the week the traditional ritual of immolation was carried out to release all that was brought to the temple.

The Temple symbolises the past, present and future.  Remembering, honouring, cherishing, praying, wishing, giving gratitude and peace.  In amongst the many inscribing’s I wrote a message of love and hope for the future, to my family, friends and my Prince for our up-coming Wedding Day.

Message in the Temple of Juno.

The intricate detail of the Temple…

The Temple of Juno.

Below you can see a gathering of the community around the Temple watching the sunrise in the other direction as a new day of adventure starts on the playa.  If you look closely you can spot people capturing photographs to keep for a future viewing.

People gathered around the Temple of Juno at sunrise.

The morning sun appearing on the horizon with the promise of another day…

Sun rise.

Weekly Photo Challenge.