What is Time?

Today time has come to me from all directions…first thing this morning, I saw a reposting from Les Floyd about time on a previous blog. This reminded me of a conversation I had with a friend during my Winter Break about time, a topic we revisit many times. Then when I began my Writing Practice, the topic was “an immobile time not marked on clocks” (after Charles Baudelaire).
Time, TIME, time, T I M E, and time again.

I have always felt that parallel time existed. How else can we explain deja vu (or can we explain it)? There have been too many times in my life that I felt something had happened before, been said before, met someone I should know, and on and on. I know little of quantum physics, but I do know it has something to do with relativity — TIME. Einstein’s Theory of Relativity explained, “rates of time run differently depending on relative motion, and space and time are merged” according to Wikipedia. We no longer have “timelines” but “spacelines”.

Have you ever felt that time stood still? You lost time? Time disappeared? All of these things seem to me a way of explaining the strange and unusual. Time is always there … but where is there? To me, time creates more questions than answers.

Look back in time even 50 years. For those of us who are of that age, we collectively experienced time 50 years ago just as everyone else on Earth experienced it, yet individually we had different experiences, remembrances of the same time and occurences. We all saw the same news reports on television, but what we experienced of these reports depended upon where we physically were at the “time”.

Now, remember, I have no basis for what I am saying about time because my education is extremely lacking — this is ‘Time according to Annie’ and should be taken with a huge grain of salt. Many of you will say I don’t have a clue what I am talking about, and you will be correct. However, can you give me a real explanation that I can understand in Rural Texas Speak?

Time in a Bottle by the late great Jim Croce has been running through my head all morning as time kept chasing me. Listen to the words. For me, I remember him in concert just before his tragic death and think what “time” and life would have been for all of us if his musical genius had not been cut short.

As always, I wish each of you peace, joy and happiness, but most of all I wish you LOVE. Enjoy time, love time, and do not waste time…for it is a precious thing once lost is never found.

As Ever, Annie

Here is the poetry that came to me during my Writing Practice:

TIME~cannot be measured~touches us across millennia~AGELESS~there you are~I found you agian~my Love

First Published 1/20/21013

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