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Tuesday, 22 October 2013

Time

Jet and Road
Jet and Road

Do you notice how fast time goes? Blink and years have gone by. It must be an age thing. I was talking to a colleague about my past life in the computer industry--something that happened more than 20 years ago.

Someone once said to me that time continues to speed up as you age. It makes sense when you think about it. When you are 5, one year is 1/5th of your consciousness. When you are in your fifties it’s 1/50th. I guess I shouldn’t complain. I’m glad I’m still here; there is so much more to do. Sometimes though, I want to slow it down. I want to savour it more. It’s hard to really see anything when it is speeding past you.

Sambaa Deh Falls, NWT
Sambaa Deh Falls, NWT

I try to do “time management”. I make “to do” lists. It helps but when we go at full speed you tend to feel frazzled at the best of times.

Speeding Locomotive
Speeding Locomotive

I have started to think about what comes next. Not that I’m that close to retiring. I still have years to go. With the accelerated pace of my life, that day seems just around the corner. I could do this for a lot longer. But maybe I should start to think of other things I want to accomplish. Other things that require slowing down and savoring the moment.

Brown Bear
Brown Bear

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1 Comments:

Anonymous Marta said...

It's true about the time speeding up. If you figure out a way to slow it down, please let me know! Your photos are great!

23 October 2013 at 08:00  

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