06 August 2010

the irony of time

i just saw a commercial referencing "back to school," and can't get my arms around the fact that summer is nearly over, any more than i can that zip's wedding wasn't a year ago. i mean, 6 june was only two months ago, even though it feels like it was 12. kinda like the fact that monday was five days ago, when feels a month and a day ago.

and it's not just the immediacy of time that feels so ironic. maybe it's just natural to wake up one day to find it all blending together: yesterday, today, and tomorrow. maybe it's normal to count every second in one direction with such focus that the ones the other way no longer add up. or maybe it's time's ultimate riddle to always be on the other side of fair.


1 comment:

  1. I love that you wrote this on my birthday and that I get it. It totally makes sense to me that before we agreed to occupy these bodies, that we also agreed to submit to certain laws here, like gravity and time. They're illusion as are so many things on this plane. It sounds like you're in the good space of living more in the present. That can be such a challenge but is so freeing. Taking time to just observe your dog, contemplate your new city, do everything consciously - what a rewarding way to live.