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The Pace Quickens

Posted: September 22nd, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: single life | Tags: , | 21 Comments »

seven thirty bourke street

Write about your pace, she requests

Oh. My. God. It. Is. Fast.

Kids. Five days instead of four

School. More homework with complicated math

Work. More classes, students and responsibilities

Bike. In the face of traffic

Bus. When I can catch it

Drive. To meet their dad weekly

Date. I’ve got to do that!

Yoga. I can’t live without it

Friends. I already have one, yay!

Exploration. Cafés, restaurants, Charles River tour,

Bowling, thrift shops, Mt. Auburn cemetery,

Newbury Street, Quincy Market, Copley Square,

Fenway Park, Davis Square, Central Square,

Aquarium, libraries, museums, it is never-ending.

When I come up for air,

You’ll be the first to know.

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This is my first Six Word Friday post in a while.  I miss writing them and being part of the weekly community.

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21 Comments on “The Pace Quickens”

  1. 1 Amy Gutman said at 5:46 pm on September 22nd, 2011:

    Nice one, Molly!

  2. 2 ayala said at 7:19 pm on September 22nd, 2011:

    I’ve been wondering how you are doing Molly. I see you are keeping busy…and I am glad that you have found a friend-yay . I knew that it won’t take long. Enjoy all the great things that are available to you !
    ayala recently posted..The Jewel

  3. 3 Molly Monet said at 5:19 am on September 23rd, 2011:

    Thanks, Ayala. I’m having a great time and enjoying the move, even though my head is spinning a bit. Newness is a lot of fun.

  4. 4 Caroline said at 8:03 am on September 23rd, 2011:

    Oh my goodness! This sounds so wonderful!!! I’m so happy for you. I love Boston, reading this made me nostalgic.

  5. 5 Kate said at 9:59 am on September 23rd, 2011:

    The beauty of Boston is it’s fullness. So very full. And there are buses and bike paths and… But gosh, it’s a lot to be in a new place, even when it’s exciting and stimulating and good.

  6. 6 LaQueshia Jeffries said at 9:59 am on September 23rd, 2011:

    I’m so happy you’re enjoying your new city and surroundings! So much to see and do :o)
    LaQueshia Jeffries recently posted..Wait for it

  7. 7 Adrienne said at 1:32 pm on September 23rd, 2011:

    Love hearing how bean-town is becoming a character in your story! Can’t wait til I have a moment to share with you ~ Mt. Auburn is one of my favorite spots…new, and worth the time, with each season. We lived in Belmont for years, about five minutes away…it was a wonderful retreat. The rhythm of your piece reflects what you’re living and leaves us excited with you and for you!
    Adrienne recently posted..The Aisle

  8. 8 Sara said at 2:45 pm on September 23rd, 2011:

    It’s good to see you again :) I love how you structured each line: it gives a lot of weight to everything that is going on in your life right now
    Sara recently posted..Six Word Fridays: Pace

  9. 9 Mama Zen said at 3:01 pm on September 23rd, 2011:

    Wow! I’m exhausted just reading this!
    Mama Zen recently posted..Too Scary

  10. 10 Molly Monet said at 3:28 pm on September 23rd, 2011:

    I know! Me too!

  11. 11 Brook said at 5:58 pm on September 23rd, 2011:

    Sounds exciting. and exhausting. Glad it’s going well though. :)
    Brook recently posted..Six Word Friday: Pace

  12. 12 Melissa said at 12:20 am on September 24th, 2011:

    I’m glad I asked! ;)

    It sounds like an exciting shift, even if every minute happens in high gear right now. Just don’t forget to breathe!

  13. 13 Mel Gallant said at 8:16 pm on September 24th, 2011:

    So much going on. Wow! Sounds like an amazing city. :)
    Mel Gallant recently posted..Six Word Fridays: pace

  14. 14 Sandy said at 10:34 am on September 25th, 2011:

    Beautifully written! There are many cities and there are so many people in it. Some see what happens around them and some can not or will not see it.

    Although I come from Germany, but I was in Frankfurt at the weekend. A beautiful city on the one hand, multiculturalism, and all strata of people are all so busy. Seeing the somehow moved me, because I’m from a small town and could not imagine how it since then.

    A friend said, you gotta see it to understand what keeps me here as a single. The culture, the food, the clubs. Everything in one place.

  15. 15 Michelle Zive said at 11:51 am on September 25th, 2011:

    Ah, I love Boston. For me it’s the East Coast equivalent of San Francisco with more history. But I understand the fast pace. You know the saying, “Wherever you go there you are.” Try to breathe, a big yoga breath. Take care.

  16. 16 Marguerite Baca said at 11:56 am on September 25th, 2011:

    After being born and raised in Santa Monica/L.A. area, moving to San Diego, required so much adjusting. My routes and rythyms in L.A. had begun to feel like a rut. Now I feel settled in S.D., with simple, pleasurable rythyms. It’s taken me 11 years to come to this point. Simultaneously, my experience with trusting spiritual principles has deepened. I’m wondering if there’s a cycle of becoming satiated by a geographical or life experience that calls us to new places.

    Does anybody else relate to this.

  17. 17 Molly Monet said at 3:10 pm on September 25th, 2011:

    Absolutely Marguerite. I feel like I am developing a whole new relationship with myself and my kids here. This life chose me, just as my life in Northampton chose me, and there is so much to learn.

  18. 18 Marguerite Baca said at 5:25 pm on September 25th, 2011:

    That’s refreshing, Molly. My new affirmation: “This life chose me. I am chosen by life.”

  19. 19 Keia said at 10:22 am on September 26th, 2011:

    Very refreshing and exhausting – not sure which out ways the other! Continue exploring just remember to try and pace yourself (smile)…I won’t be able to read your posts if you’re exhausted – ya know!

  20. 20 Keia said at 10:22 am on September 26th, 2011:

    p.s. I love your photo choice
    Keia recently posted..Pace.

  21. 21 Molly Monet said at 10:58 am on September 26th, 2011:

    Thanks, Keia. I usually find photos that aptly express the sentiment that I wish to convey.


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