After that neither had there been any creative impulse nor any time to do anything interesting. But now as things are settling down back in routine, I think I might get back to doing something outside of the mundane – beginning with this post.
So coming back to the topic of time, I was just reading some essay, the topic of which I can’t recall, but it said something about something happening two million years ago.That got me thinking that the same number will hold true for quite a long time and no text books need to be corrected, because what difference can you make out between 2 million and on adding even a 1000 to 2 million?
So basically, the absoluteness of time is less precise the farther you go from the present. And you can go only in the past because for future, it is a bit difficult to think of something that could happen, even say 4000 years later!
And then there’s a way to look at time through a child’s eye. The younger they are the less distant their definition is. Here’s an excerpt of one of my conversations with a toddler:
Me – Where are you going?
Kid – America
Me – When will you come back?
Kid – Tomorrow!
Then when they are growing up, they want the time to fly! Ever checked with a kid how old he/she was? And the answer would be “4 years and 7 months” or in March, you might hear “I will be 5 years old in November”. They are in such a hurry to grow up thinking that the elders are having all the fun! Alas, how mistaken they are!
And here I am, wondering when and where did all the time fly ? Remember the rabbit in “Alice in Wonderland” who says, “I’m late I’m late I’m late. No time to say hello, goodbye, I’m late I’m late I’m late!” ?
Hope that the time slows down a little bit in the new year to savor the beautiful moments of life!