Have you noticed how fast time moves as you get older? Things that seemed to take forever as a kid now happen in a snap of the fingers.
For instance, my child is about to be grown. She will soon be able to do what she wants without my input. I hope she will still want it, but legally, she’ll be on her own. I’m looking forward to seeing how her life pans out, but her adulthood sure crept up on me. She was a babe and now she’s an adult – it happened in a blink.
What’s really weird is how much time that will free up for my husband and me. What shall we do with it? Then, just as soon as we get that free time, someone gets diagnosed with something that’s going to slow them down. We just can’t win with time, can we? When we are young and energetic, we don’t have the wisdom and when we are older and wise, we don’t have the energy.
So what can be done?
We must engage in each and every moment as much as possible. Put down our devices and spend time with each other. Look our lover, mother, daughter and friend in the eye to have a conversation. Visit grandma. Take in a museum. Compliment a stranger. Try a new food. Stomp some grapes. Paint something wonderful. Make introductions to the neighbors. Take a trip that’s been put off. Why has it been put off?
We must appreciate this life we’ve been given before it’s taken away. We must praise and pray to God who gave it to us. We must engage in it to our fullest capacity, rather than let it pass us by in a sleepy passive way. We must not waste a single minute.
2 thoughts on “The Quickening of Time”
Thank you Dawn, long time since we have talked. Hope all of you are doing well. Need to get caught up soon. John is leaving for Delaware for his last field project and be retired the end of the year. We really don’t have much time left and we need to get on with just being the two of us together all the time now. Your sentiments were lovely on this subject. We are looking forward to another 40 years together! HA HA Love, Aunt Pat
Oh Pat, thank you! It’s good to hear from you. I bet retirement looks enticing. I know you two will make the most of it, you’ve done such a good job of it already!