Advice · Catchphrases

“Wait till the hurry goes off you”

“Wait till the hurry goes off you”. It’s an Irish expression, one that my mother used to use, for people who are unable to relax, for people who are in a hurry to be somewhere else or to do something else. Wait, till the hurry goes off you.

There are probably plenty of things that I should be doing these days. Perhaps I should be in more of a hurry, but I have always been aware that there are some things you can only do at specific times in the year, and at specific times in your life. There’s no point in planting seeds in January. Should you be in a hurry for your children to grow up and be independent? It’s never struck me as the kind of thing that should be hurried.

Today is the Vernal Equinox, the Spring Equinox, when the hours of daylight and the hours of night-time are equal. Tomorrow there will more daylight than darkness. It’s not quite time to make hay. The sun isn’t shining yet. But it will soon be time to plant some seeds. If you’re in a hurry you can take your chances with the British spring and plant a few things now, but there’s a strong chance that they won’t make it, and you’ll have to do it again when the weather is warmer. It might be better to wait, till the hurry goes off you.

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