All posts tagged: lost time

Looking Forward

We spend so much timeĀ anticipating. Looking forward to the next thing while time is passing. Waiting for now to go by so tomorrow will hurry up and arrive. When we’re young, we want to grow up quickly so that the limitations placed on us (bedtimes, curfews, and all those RULES) will lessen and we can be free. Then, we look back and wonder where the heck all the time we’ve wished away went. I watched a really dumb movie a few days ago whose plot assigned time as currency. It was the only thing of value in that world. The characters threw out all the “time” references within that two hours of my life I will never get back–time lost. But I’m forty-five years old and I feel a strong desire to “slow down the hands of time.” I see my parents aging, my kids becoming adults and I just want to “buy some time,” like in the movie. It’s an exercise in emotional futility, of course, because we “can’t put time in a bottle.” …