Thursday, August 29, 2013

Time, why you punish me....

Time. We've all heard songs speaking of time:

Time in a Bottle by Jim Croce

Does Anybody Really Know What Time it Is? by Chicago

Time is on My Side by the Rolling Stones

Time after Time by Cindi Lauper

Time for Me to Fly by REO Speedwagon

Feels Like the First Time by Foreigner


Time by Hootie and the Blowfish.  " Time, why you punish me..."

Time, why are things going so slow? Remember as a child, we couldn't wait. Couldn't wait to get our drivers license, couldn't wait to graduate high school, to start college, to graduate college, etc; all rites of passages all marked by time. 

Then there's wanting more time.  "..there's not enough hours in a day."  "I wish I had more time to read, to exercise, to spend with my children....more time to spend with my parents...more time to get work done...deadlines and commitments..."

And more time, more time to spend with those that leave us too soon.  "I wish I'd spent more time with her/him/ them..."

Keeping time and spending time, wanting more of it and hoping it would move faster are all topics of discussion  in Mitch Albom's poignant novel, The Time Keeper

Albom, best selling author of Tuesdays with Morrie: An Old Man, a Young Man, and Life's Greatest Lesson, Have a Little Faith: A True Story, The Five People You Meet in Heaven and For One More Day tells of three stories that become interwoven teaching us of one of life's most important lessons.

His book reminds us of how "we fret over missed chances, ...inefficient days, long we will live and how by counting lifes moments only lead to counting them down."

"Of how in yearning for what we lost, we forget about what we have; how time isn't something you give back."

Spare yourself an hour or so and read Mitch's book. You may find its less punishing to live life One Day at a ....Time.

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