time, why you punish me?
time heals all wounds
time can also make wounds fester
time can destroy friendships
time can also build friendships
time can age a person
time can also show you how much a person hasn’t changed at all
time is on our side
time is also against us
such a weird concept, this time. it organizes our lives. we get some structure out of it – “when’s dinner?” “7:00” “ok, i’ll be late.” it also causes stress – “i have to make this deadline or i’m fired.” or it can excite us – “what time is it?!?!” “GAMETIME!!! HUH!!!”
i remember when i was younger, i always wore a watch. i felt naked without it. i had to know what time it was at any given point of the day. i would wear my watch on my right wrist until someone corrected me and told i’m supposed to wear it on my left. my band would get all sweaty and stinky but i’d still wear my watch all the same. now, i can’t stand to put on a watch. it seems bulky to me. what was once my crutch is now an inconvenience and a non-necessity. ironic how time changed my view of the watch.
i wish we could go back and just use the sun for telling time. everyone would wake up when the sun rose, eat lunch when the sun is directly overhead, and sleep after the sun had gone down. it just seems more… organic. no rush, no hurries, no deadlines.
i think what fascinates me most is how people change (or don’t change) over time. some people just surprise you, and some people you can rely on to be the same yesterday, today and tomorrow. whether or not that’s a good thing is up to you. in just a short period of time hairstyles change, weight changes, dress changes, relationships change. but in a longer period of time personalities change, characters change, attitudes change. even for the people that you’ve known for the longest time, they can still surprise you. time is interesting.
if you didn’t know, the title is from the first line of the song “time” by hootie and the blowfish.
Written by enoch
September 13, 2008 at 9:43 am
Posted in social observation
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