Tic-toc. Tic-toc. Two seconds gone. Disappeared forever. Unrecoverable. And the older I get the shorter these seconds become.
The latest signpost on my journey, highlighting this fact, is the coming Easter weekend. Since when do we celebrate this holiday twice in one year? Didn’t the last Easter weekend happen like two months ago? And we had Christmas in between. I am convinced we still have some chocolate eggs left somewhere. Is time moving so fast, that my life only consist of holidays and birthdays now? What’s happening?
When I was younger a summer holiday felt like it lasted forever, there were days when you didn’t know what to do. I now understand why mom chased us outside, when we would walk into the kitchen, slump down on the table and complain: “I’m bored.”
In my annual summer break, I barely have enough time to stop thinking about work or shut down like my friend says, and then when I finally get in my zone, I have to start work again the next day!
Father Time has an obvious inferiority complex, probably because he didn’t feature in Rise of the Guardians. So here’s what he did. He got some steroids from Lance Armstrong, who obviously doesn’t need it anymore, and now he is pumping iron and training like shit. I heard he chucked his sandals and stick for some Nike’s and a bike and now his gunning it!
My wife’s theory is less dramatic, but I’ll share it in any case. She reckons it’s because people only live for weekends. During the week we are constantly making plans and counting the hours until the next Friday. By doing so, we actually don’t appreciate the
shitty other days of the week. Like Monday or Tuesday. Urrgh.
If you consider this theory to be true, and we only enjoy Friday, Saturday ad Sunday, people are actually only enjoying 43% of their week or worse of their entire adult life. This is really scary, and I checked the stats with a calculator.
We need to understand that time doesn’t just fly anymore, it friggin moves, like a bullet or a rocket of Flash or Superman. Just think of the fastest thing on earth and you get the idea.
We therefore need to consume time, we need to grab it and use it for that’s the only way to keep it, even if it’s only in our memories. We should be like children again and not allow time to pass us, because if it does, we will not catch up again. I am convinced that the older we get the faster time moves, and therefore it should give new meaning to the phrase “Make every second count.”
By the way Happy Easter, and don’t worry if you miss my daily post next week, I’m taking a short sabbatical with the family. The only condition is that we all have to leave our electronics at home.
Yes, feel my pain.