Saturday, October 08, 2005
Life is too short
There are still 7 days a week, and they still have 24 hours in them, but now that I am past 50 I can't seem to get everything done that I used to do in that same amount of time. It's a if the measurement of time is shortened though the name for it remains the same.
When I was in pre school a day seemed endless. A week was a very long time, and a month was nearly an eternity. Years were like eons because the gap between being 5 and being 6 was measured in some kind of impossible standard. In my teens at age 14 a guy who was 16 or 17 was sooooooo much older. Now I almost consider anyone between the ages of 40 and 65 "my age", or at least in my generation.
Why? Why with all the labor saving devices we now have so I still not have "enough time"? Why, when it takes no time to do laundry compared to my grandmother's day, do I still have no time to finish it all before the cycle starts again? Why, when I have a microwave to cook foods do I still think it takes forever to cook or that I have no time to prepare meals? Why is there so much to read an no time to read it? Can anyone give me a logic explaination?
Did any physicists figure out the law of time shrinkage? If not then someone should. NOW. Before time runs out.