Feb Photo 17 – Time
What is time?
Does time exist?
Is it just a unit of measurement, as described by countless boffins in their tweed coats with vinyl elbow patches?
If it does not exist, does that mean that time travel will never be possible?
One thing is for certain, there never seems to be enough of it. I am usually running about, trying to make countless tasks fit into a day, but something always has to give. Nevermind the fact that I have insomnia, so my days are slightly longer than the rest of humanity, I still cannot fit everything in.
Time is a funny thing. Although it isn’t a tangible object (if it even exists at all), yet so much of our lives is taken up with rushing about trying to make an appointment, speeding to get to work in the mornings, scheduling things, meetings, appointments, and even particular times of the month that are ideal for conception. Time rules our world, and we can’t even agree if it is real or not.
If we all slowed things down from the crazy speeds that our lives are currently travelling, we might start to notice the smaller, simpler things around us that we often pass by at a breakneck pace. The person who sits on your train carriage that looks like they need someone to talk to. The new plants in that park on the way to work. The first autumn leaves on the trees that are just coming through this week. The elderly neighbour that hasn’t been seen for a few days.
Slow things down even more, and you will notice some amazing things that are right on your doorstep, but haven’t been noticed yet. A newly spun spiders’ web. Dewdrops on the grass in the front yard, first thing in the morning. The clear night sky, filled with stars. The sand between your toes at the beach. The shapes clouds make as they sail past.
Time causes stress, heartache and worry, but only at the everyday speeds we all endure it at. Slowing it down can actually be beneficial for our health. Taking a day to yourself, leaving your watch and phone at home, and simply spending a day outside in the park or on the beach can do miraculous things for your health and stress levels.
The above is a Reverse Lens photo of a “Waterbury Watch Co. Trump Series I” Pocket Watch that I purchased a few years ago, in the hopes of having it repaired. I have asked a few watch repair places, however all have said ‘It wasn’t worth their time to fix it”. Ironic.
Time, if taken at a sensible dose, can help you live longer.