June 25, 2004

T is for Time

Time - n.

A nonspatial continuum in which events occur in apparently irreversible succession from the past through the present to the future.
An interval separating two points on this continuum; a duration: a long time since the last war; passed the time reading.
A number, as of years, days, or minutes, representing such an interval: ran the course in a time just under four minutes.
A similar number representing a specific point on this continuum, reckoned in hours and minutes: checked her watch and recorded the time, 6:17 A.M.
A system by which such intervals are measured or such numbers are reckoned: solar time.

It seems to me that time is alternately going very fast or very slow. I am continually amazed that it is already whatever the current date is. I don't know, maybe I just expected that time would just crawl along at a snail's pace while he was gone.

I remember being young, perhaps about 12ish. Time seemed to just take forever. Days lasted for weeks and longer. Especially during school. I complained about it and was told that I should cherish it, this period when time went so slowly and everything seemed so intense. There are days I wish I could have that back. Taking the time to enjoy something rather than thinking ahead to whatever is next.

Time is going by quickly. My 20 year reunion is next month. My child will be 14. My husband has already been gone more than seven months now. Some days it all makes me feel very tired....as though I'm moving that fast as well.

Posted by rowEn at 07:03 AM | Comments (0)