Between Friends - Time

By Doreen Barber

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It has been said that time is a great healer, and I agree. But I also think time is a great deceiver. We are lulled into thinking that we have perpetuity here on earth.

"Eternity's a terrible thought. I mean, where's it going to end." - Tom Stoppard

When time is on our side, we welcome and embrace it. However, time can weigh heavily on some people as they age. Others find there are not enough hours in the day to tackle all that they wish to accomplish. Viewpoints seem to reflect each individual's circumstances.

A day too short for thoughts I want to share.

Trails too short for walks I want to take.

Libraries too small for books I want to read.

Friendships too short for friends I want to be with.

"Until you value yourself, you won't value your time. Until you value your time, you will not do anything with it." - M. Scott Peck

Time is an ambiguous progression of our earthly existence. We cannot see time pass and it is the movement of the clock's hands or the setting sun that lets us know another day has come and gone.

Time can be equated to a revolving door as relationships, employment and lifestyles evolve to be replaced, displaced or lost. The importance of life and relationships can become like shifting sand as the landscape of our lives continually change. In times of deep reflection, it can all seem meaningless in the light of eternity. 

"Lost, yesterday, somewhere between Sunrise and Sunset, two golden hours, each set with sixty diamond minutes. No reward is offered, for they are gone forever." - Horace Mann


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