Friday, April 4, 2008

The Quickening of time


Life accelerated moves along at a pace that leaves you gasping for breath--its wind hitting you in the face so forcefully, breathing comes in gulps. Months, measured by mortgages and car payments blur by like the dotted center line on life's highway. Years, punctuated by tax season, click along like telephone poles beside that same highway--each one coming before you recover from the last one.

Is time really moving faster, or are we just so busy that it seems like it? In the tradition of the prophets who speak of the latter days, time is to be quickened. I don't know if such a thing is meant to be a physical reality or just a perception, but I found the secret key to slowing time down to a manageable pace.

Just have mule babies. Watching our overdue mare (9 going on 10 days overdue) is worse than watching the grass grow. Each night, we take turns checking on her hourly.

Remember how slow time seemed to move when we were kids? My kids didn't know what that meant until now. And the best part about time slowing down...? I have more of it to get things done than normal. Soon as the baby comes and we get back on the fast train again, we'll be behind as usual.

11 comments:

Tamster said...

You REALLY ARE a good writer, Paul! I love your analogies! :-)

BonBon said...

I hope she doesn't deliver while you are gone!

mamabearharder said...

I hope all goes well!! I bet the kids sure love getting up @ all hours of the morning...tee hee hee! Now they get a taste of what you went through huh? Good for em :)

Wendear in Alaska said...

Is Justin asleep? Give that kid a wake up call.....

BonBon said...

No new baby yet?!?!?! Or did I miss it somehow? Miss ya!

Chantra said...

No baby yet. Tomorrow is 20 days overdue. Vet Says don't worry...

mamabearharder said...

Oh brother, where art thou?

Paul said...

I'm protesting. My next post won't happen until that baby gets here. (Although we are taking a wildflower ride near phoenix this weekend--so there might be some desert flowers and mules to post after this weekend.)

Paul said...

Can you tell, I've been messing with music, colors and a few subtle things with all the newfound time I have on my hands since time has slowed so significantly for me?

Paul said...

If you haven't listened to the first song on my list all the way through--give it a listen. Man, they just don't make very much cool catchy stuff like this anymore. I've been singing this tune in my head for a couple of days now.

mamabearharder said...

How funny, I turned the song on that you say you like and Goobers started to dance all crazy! Not my personal taste in music but they really don't make them like this anymore. Fun song....is it older or newer?

Hope that baby comes soon!!!