|Time stands still for no one. It ticks
away, stealing one breath at a time, leaving in it's wake waves of
memories, which grow smaller and fainter the further they get behind
you. We pass each other like ships on the waters of time, some of us
managing to stick together, the rest floating away, like the places and
events that become specks on the horizon, so far behind us, drifting
Time is a glacier, moving just as slow, yet with all of the magnificent
force. Nothing can stop it, speed it up, or slow it down. It is the one
thing that we can't control at all. It's more certain than death and
taxes, it's the conductor that causes those things to happen, like
"clockwork". Once a year comes the taxes, and once a lifetime
comes death, all made possible by Time.
Time is so real to each and every one of us, yet time is a concept
that eludes us. A ninety year old man with a clear mind and good memory,
will tell you that he remembers being 14 years old just as well as the
day he retired at 65. They are both just memories in his head, and they
are both so real, yet so far away, one not seeming any further away than
the other. Looking back on his life, he realizes that it was just a
snapshot, a moment that came and went like it never really happened.
Clear pictures, yet faded memories.
Time heals all of our wounds, and it steals all of our passions.
It makes our dreams come true, and makes those dreams slowly fade away
distant memory. It gives and it takes, with no regard to who you
are. It grows us up, makes us stronger, and then tears us down, and
makes us weak once again.
Time doesn't discriminate, or have any feelings. The sun comes up,
and the sun goes down, on good days and bad. The times, events and
people that we hate fade away just the same as those which we love.
Time won't let you move any faster past an unpleasant moment and
it won't let you hang on to a moment that fills you with joy. Try as you
may to grab on to something solid, to hang on to one that you love or a place that you enjoy, and you will be ripped away by the tides of time
as sure as can be. And try just as hard to move faster through a time of
trouble, and the time will hold it's course, not matter how hard you
try. It is as sure as gravity, and as true as the rotation of the earth. It
moves at it's own speed, and stops for no one.
Time is a wonderful thing, and a damned curse, all at the same
time. Time is sometimes your best friend, and at other times it's your
worst enemy, like a thief in the night. Time will heal you, hurt you,
steal from you , and give you great gifts. We have one life, and that
life is stolen away slowly and surely by time. It's trickery is both
obvious and subtle. It's so clear to see what it does to you, yet it's
so hard to tell sometimes. Our blinders and vices make us numb to the
effects of time. We occasionally morn the effects of time, and other
times we may be filled with happiness at the good things that time may
bring. The rest of the time we float along, not realizing how far we have
gone or how fast we are going.
Time is both celebrated, and bemoaned. On great occasions which
have been filled with anticipation, it is treated like a king, and yet
in songs of the old and the downtrodden, it is cursed. Time is your savior,
and time will some day be your reaper.
Time has no enemy, time has no cure, time has not way back. All you have is now. The future is uncertain,
and the past is just a memory, that is the true gem and yet the true
curse of time.
Can anything transcend time?
Time may be permeated by true love, or by God, but it may not be
either, there just is really no telling right now. Only time will
I'd like to think that God, and love can transcend time. I'd like
to think that time won't be the end of us, that we don't end up floating
out to sea by ourselves, drifting off into the unknown. I'd like to
think that time won't have the last laugh, like a malicious villain, but
that time may end up being a friend, or at least surrendering itself to
a higher power.
I'd like to think that the people who I love so much will always
be a part of my life, I'd like to think that even if time steals them
from me, or me from them, that I will see them once again, in a place
that knows no time.
That's what I'd like to think.
But Time will do it's thing, and we won't know what will happen, until
time let's us know.
So live each moment, and live with no regrets. Learn from the
past, and become who you want to be. Love those who you can, as much as
you can, and stay away from your enemies. Hold on to the memories which
make you feel good, and for those who you have loved and are no longer
with you, never forget them, keep them in your heart. Stop and listen
to a song that reminds you of a time you once called now. A smell or a
sight can also trigger a memory, don't live in the memory, but don't forget it
Try to find God on your own terms, and in that you will find a
foundation which just may go deeper than time. And most of all, make the
most of the only time which you can really control, right now.
Until the next time we meet, God
Bless and Go Patriots!!
...Thatís just my slanted view!