" It's alright we've got plenty of time "
Time is an instantaneous commodity. It's not something we can store up for later use and what we're given can not be duplicated. It can not be regained nor can it be reproduced. Time is truly unique.
" Time's up "Whether you believe the earth is a few thousand years old or several billion, one thing is common to both theories. Time moves at the same methodical pace that it always has and although we seem to gravitate to the idea that each passing year moves more quickly than the last, it is actually us, not time, that's accelerating. Hence, we find ourselves looking at such conveniences as the microwave or our computer and wondering why they're so slow, when in fact only a handful of decades ago neither of these things existed.
" Time keeps dragging on "
Not everyone however, would agree that the years are passing more swiftly each go around of the calender. What about the men and woman who are currently incarcerated? I've heard it said that two minutes can feel like two days when your 'doing time'.
"Wow, look at the time"
Whether it's watching the stars or making a notation on a sophisticated electronic device we use time to mark the important occasions of our lives. I look at my late fathers watch and although it will accurately give me the current time and date what I see while starring at the dial is completely different. I see moments in time shared with him.
The length of time we are given during our stay on this planet is a mystery to each of us. We can choose to live it to the fullest or we can sit back and watch it slip by. Either way it will be chronicled for future generations to examine. The slogan says, 'a mind is a terrible thing to waste', but I fear a legacy is far worse a loss.
We can not manipulate time, it is what it is, but just picture if it were possible. What if we could speed up or slow down the cosmos or maybe change the present time to another? Countless books and songs have been written about this. TV shows have aired and movies have made to further intrigue our imagination.