When my baby was first born 14 years ago, a friend told me, “the nights are long, but the years are short.” At the time, with a newborn who had reversed his days and nights, the nights are long part of that statement seemed all too true. As for short years, time quickly showed me the truth of that notion.
I’ve taken to sharing the idea when friends of mine have newborns and I think of it when my tall teenage boy lopes up the stairs two at a time. Dutch filmmaker Frans Hoffmeester must have heard a similar adage. His incredible work with film of his daughter Lotte is well worth a viewing. It’s a reminder of just how fleeting time can be.