January 03, 2013

Pondering Time

Today, Ms. Brenda asks us to ponder about time.

Time's a tricky thing....especially if you study it scientifically or are a Big Bang Theory kind of geek and totally into the whole space-time continuum thing where you can travel into the future to when time travel has been invented so you can travel back in time to warn yourself not to do what you're about to do.  Do you follow?

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I personally struggle with time.  There's never enough of it when I'm getting ready to go somewhere (I am always late) or when I am doing something fun (vacations are over in the blink of an eye).  Yet, excruciatingly dull things (parent teacher conferences and tee ball games for example), unpleasant things (family feuds and lip waxings), and the truly tragic things (illness, death, crime...) seem to have unlimited accounts at the time bank.

And yes, Brenda, I do believe time speeds up as we get older.  It seems the more aware I am becoming of just how short life is, the faster it goes by!  How unfair is that?  On the fair side, however, it does seem that with my awareness of the passing of time I gain a lot of perspective on what things really matter and what things I should let go of.  But on the unfair side is still feeling like the 18-year-old I was 30 years ago on the inside, only to look in a mirror and see that on the outside I'm definitely 48.

Kenny Chesney said it well:


12 comments:

retired not tired said...

I agree we need to take the time to lie in the grass and observe the stars however I would need a crane to get me up again.

Stacy said...

Retired...LOL, yeah, I'm getting there. The knees are already not what they used to be and then there's the ankle...

Brenda Youngerman said...

Stacy, that song always makes me cry.... I do think that life passes us by like a blink of the eye... the only good thing we can hope to do is be good to those around us and love them and let them know they are loved.

Thanks for pondering with me

dundee1964 said...

I like his song, Young, too.

Stacy said...

Brenda...Good advice. :)

Denise...So, when are you going to post on your blog again, hmmmm????

Wayne W Smith said...

Anytime there is a Big Bang reference, I have to give the post an A+!

Rory Bore said...

I always feel so Dumb watching Big Bang Theory...but I can't resist them either! ha
Great song to articulate the need to savour life in the moment. And since my own great aunt lived to 101 years of age and my grandparents to their 90's --- it looks like I have lots of time to practice this!

Stacy said...

Wayne...I agree. Love me some Sheldon! ;)

Rory...the women on my mom's side live to late 80s or early 90s. I'm hoping to be carrying that longevity gene, too!

Len Williams~ Carver said...

Perfect video and song for your time piece!

Beth Zimmerman said...

Did you know that Rory's name is "Les"? I think she does it to confuse it! I still love her! =)

And YOU ... I love YOU!

Thanks for sharing your time ... and heart ... with me!

HeY J said...

GREAT SPOT TO THROW SOME KENNY IN ON THE BLOG IT WAS WELL PERFECTLY TIMED HAHAHA GREAT POST FUN PONDERING WITH YOU TODAY ;)

Stacy said...

Len...Thanks. I thought it fit perfectly, too. I considered Kansas's Dust in the Wind and Steve Miller's Fly Like an Eagle, but Kenny won.

Beth...No, I didn't know that! Awww, thanks for the love. Back at you, sister!

HeyJ...Haha! You so punny! ;)

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