Time can be our friend when time is on our side, but it can also be an enemy. Many of us complain we have so much to do, yet so little time in which to do it.
While our physicists search for a pure form of continual motion, it actually surrounds us, dictating most things we do; our waking, our sleeping and even the length of our day and our life. We get most upset if we loose it, and we are always trying to beat it. It’s the pulse of our world. It is TIME.
Our actions often revolve around the use of so-called, time saving devices, and appointment times. We keep diaries to ensure we’re on time for meetings and events and we tend to feel more secure if we know the timing of our movements in advance.
It is said time can be ‘the great healer’, yet while time may well be ‘on our side’, it is frequently blamed for our mistakes. We can change its outward effects on our bodies cosmetically, but we can’t stop it, or make it go backwards.
Time flies when you’re having fun, it stands still when you’re in love and it supposedly heals all wounds. Time is constant in its forward progress. It is often used to determine our ability and is referred to by all of us at times as both friend and foe. Yet all the money in the world can’t buy any one of us an extra moment in our time on earth.
Irrespective of who we are, the sands of time will eventually run out on us. So, I think it’s about time we get to use the time we have left in our lives to enjoy who we are and share this time with others around us.
I’m Peter Mack and that’s life.