Thursday, March 6, 2014

Thursday Already???

Whether we wake or we sleep,
Whether we carol or weep,
The Sun with his Planets in chime,
Marketh the going of Time.

Edward Fitzgerald

Whew, where did this week go?  Time continues to relentlessly march on.  Wishing it would slow up does no good. Even those dark days of my winter depression seem like they passed at breakneck speed. I  remember those days long, long ago when I was always wishing time would speed up. Especially in my late teens as I impatiently waited for age 21 to get there.  Now time has speeded up too much. And the older I get, the faster it seems to move. 

There are some who propose that time actually IS  speeding up, but that explanation I don't believe.  I read once that we measure time as fractions of our life, and each time period constitutes a smaller fraction of your life as a whole. In other words, the apparent length of an interval at each given age of an individual's life is proportional to the total length of the life. At five years old, a year is 1/5th of your whole life.  At 30, a year is just 1/30th of your life and seems so much shorter.  Now, as I approach 67, a year amounts to 1/57th of my life. Sounds logical enough, but ask me if I understand it.

Personally I think time seems to pass faster when we are older because we are busier, and more caught up in our lives. As a result, most of us don't take the time to stop and 'smell the roses'; therefore, it seems as though time slips by us faster. A day still equals 24 hours, but we have so much to do in  in our busy lives, each 24 hours speeds by so fast that before you know it, a year has already gone.

Yesterday was such a beautiful day.  The temperature barely hit 30, but after what we have been through, it felt like Spring.  The sun was shining so brightly that I just closed my eyes and savored the sun's rays as they brushed across my face. I felt so alive.  Amazing how a little sunlight can totally change a person's perspective on life. 

Happy Oreo Cookies Day to all.  Yep, the Oreo Cookie is 102 years old today.  The first cookie, two chocolate disks with a cream filling, went on sale March 6, 1912.  Today there are too many varieties to count including chocolate cream, golden, peanut butter, cakesters, mint, double stuff, to name a few.  Then we have sugar free, reduced fat, no bake oreo jello desert, minis, and, of course, we have ice cream oreos. Yummy.  Guess I will be stopping at Pathmark after the Center today.

It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold: when it is summer in the light, and winter in the shade.  
Charles Dickens


  1. I read once that time moves so much more slowly when we're kids because every single thing we do or encounter is brand new to us. This focuses our attention on everything. But by the time we're older, nothing is new to us anymore and everything is just routine. So we don't pay attention to anything really and time just slips by in a foggy blur.

    1. These encounters in our lives when we are young, are like set-points that we focus on. Yes, I agree that with age comes familiarity and it all becomes a blur.

  2. oh my god - I WILL HAVE to celebrate Oreo Cookie Day in the only way one should!!! :)

    30 degrees! Wow, you are so lucky!! It is monstrously cold here, but at least there is a blue sky and SUN !!!!
    Winter is ....well, I'm done with it, quite frankly.

    I can't believe how fast time goes by now. You know, I have been getting up really early and I joke and say that I know I'm an old person because of this - but maybe older people get up early so that they get more time during the day!!! I can't believe how fast a day goes by lately.

    Speaking of, I should get dressed now. Have a wonderful "spring-like" day!! :)

  3. Don't know about your time piece, but mine definitely has less hours in it! ;0)