www.perceptionoftime.com

Time passes

How  do  you  view  Time?

asks Eileen Dight

If you have waited an hour for a bus, a day for forgiveness, a week for a biopsy result, months for a baby’s birth, years for a divorce, decades for vindication, you know that time is relative.  Of all calculations, it’s perhaps the most flexible, its measure the most subjective.

What is your attitude to filling and using time?  Do you cram as much as possible into the day?  Do you spend it luxuriously, at your own pace, without pressure?  Are you able to change gear?  Does your perspective differ as you get older?  In your thirties do you suddenly realize that twenty years have gone by in a flash? Is time the reason you fear to turn forty?  In your seventies do you hope for another decade?  How does it strike you at ninety?

People’s attitudes to Time and the way they use it, reveals much about their personality, attitudes and philosophy.  I’m collecting contributions and hope to compile a book that illustrates as many personalities as contributors.  Please write a piece from fifty to five hundred words (or more) about your view of time and e-mail it to me.  Use a pseudonym if you wish. Indicate where you live and give your age (if you will). Tell your friends and invite them to contribute.  All will receive a reply.   

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TIME passes, drags, stalls, stops  Time expands, contracts, flies

Time stands still. It’s long, it’s short

Time changes everything, or nothing

Time will tell, reveal, prove

Time heals

Time is of the essence, or irrelevant There is a time for everything……..

There isn’t enough time....................

Time limit

Time on your hands, face, body

Time to relax, squander, luxuriate

Time to get ready, get going, act

Timing is everything

Waiting time

Doing time

Taking and making time

Wasting time

Filling time

Pastime

Time is money

Time I started…….

Time I stopped……

Time I wasn’t here..

 

 

 

I take time to..............

I appreciate time.........

In the past...................

In the future................

Today..........................

This week...................

This year......................

This decade..................

This century.................

There’s never enough time ..........................

If I had more time.........................................

Too much time..............................................

Time is the enemy..............................................

I’d like more time to.....................................

 

What

is

this

life

if

full

of

care

we

have

no

time

to

stand

and

stare?

 

William Henry Davies

‘All

we

have

to

decide

is

what

to

do

with

the

time

that

is

given

to

us.’

 

Gandalf

 

Eileen Dight (69) is a retired British specialist on trading in Spain, now resident in Virginia, USA:   Spanish- and French-speaking, graduate

(at 46) of International Politics and History; former editor, interpreter and fundraiser.  Her family of five sons and eleven grandchildren live around the globe in four different Time zones.  She has lived in England, Wales, Spain, France and now in North America. She has been thinking about this theme for a book for some years, and now the time is ripe....