A quote from the book Edgar Sawtelle, the quotation below represents thoughts of Edgar's dog Almondine toward the end of her life. Such a poignant and accurate way to describe the tapestry that is our life, more colorful and beautiful with each passing year.
“She had learned, in her life,
that time lived inside you.
You are time, you breathe time.
When she'd been young, she'd had an insatiable hunger for more of it,
though she hadn't understood why.
Now she held inside her a cacophony of times
and lately it drowned out the world.
The apple tree was still nice to lie near.
The peony, for its scent, also fine.
When she walked through the woods (infrequently now)
she picked her way along the path,
making way for the boy inside to run along before her.
It could be hard to choose the time outside over the time within.”