Time. It’s a funny concept. When you desperately wait for something it seems to not pass by. It seems you are stuck in the moment, not moving. But when you are scared of something or when you don’t want a moment to pass it’s over in no time. We all know that of course.
Over the last couple of weeks I found that time has slowed down, that I live more in the moment and that the days didn’t pass by like split of seconds anymore. That’s because things have slowed down (although I’m busier than usually but I have found peace). Yesterday, though, I was made aware again how fast time flies by.
I still got sand between my toes…
Nothing showcases how fast time passes by like watching your kids grow up, having just been your little baby and when you turn around you face your teenager. You see them grow, you see them change and you realize that there is nothing you can do. You can’t slow down time, you can’t stop, it’s moving forward if you like it or not.
Over time we pass through different stages in life, which are similar to nature’s four seasons. First there is spring, we are new and fresh, growing, shaping and reaching out. Then there is summer when we blossom and reach our full potential, our full beauty. We have arrived, stand strong. Fall follows where we still have juices but they are slowly getting less, we are slowing down, slowly drying out, changing and still showcasing our many beautiful sides, maybe even more colorful than ever before. Our roots are deep but they begin to weaken. And then there is winter. When everything slows down, pulls back, eventually shuts down… Leaving behind only memories of our stages in life.
Time doesn’t stop.
I decided to post pics of the different seasons as I don’t put any pics of my children on social media (here is why).
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My take on “Time”, inspired by Silvain Landry’s SL – Week: Time
“…it’s like this. Sometimes, when you’ve a very long street ahead of you, you think how terribly long it is and feel sure you’ll never get it swept. And then you start to hurry. You work faster and faster and every time you look up there seems to be just as much left to sweep as before, and you try even harder, and you panic, and in the end you’re out of breath and have to stop–and still the street stretches away in front of you. That’s not the way to do it.
You must never think of the whole street at once, understand? You must only concentrate on the next step, the next breath, the next stroke of the broom, and the next, and the next. Nothing else.
That way you enjoy your work, which is important, because then you make a good job of it. And that’s how it ought to be.
And all at once, before you know it, you find you’ve swept the whole street clean, bit by bit. what’s more, you aren’t out of breath. That’s important, too… (28-29)”
― Michael Ende, Momo
Also inspired by the Daily Post WPC: Time
How do we value time? How do we treat the time we have available? Do we think about time running out until it is actually too late?
I’ve heard that the biggest regret dying people list is not having spent enough time with their loved ones, with their kids or spouses, families or friends. “I worked too much and never made time for my family!” Unfortunately when it’s too late it’s too late. There is no second chance when it comes down to time which ran out.