With today being the annual falling back an hour to standard time, it seems appropo to consider our original invention of time. Without this nifty invention, we would surely be led into chaos and confusion. We would never know when we were supposed to be somewhere, how long we have been on this earth, when the next bus was coming, the plane was leaving or the train was overdue. Of course nothing would be early or late because time, had it not been invented, would not exist.
Now, I have concluded, really is all there is. We remember the past, dream of the future and exist only in the here and now. With time we measure our progress. We can gage our success and our failure in meeting goals. We can schedule dinner with friends more easily. Time is our friend when we let it be. Time can be for us or against us. It is really up to us to harness the great resource of time.
I like time. It gives us the seasons, the days of the week, the months and the years. The time is at hand. It always is, always will be. I know I have read how time was invented. I am sure it has been around since Adam and Eve left the garden. Maybe before -- God created the world in seven days, right? Kidding aside, I am grateful for the invention of time. I am grateful we have found ways to manipulate it for our benefit. We give ourselves the illusion that it is a real thing. And that is just fine with me...as long as we remember we invented it....and it did not invent us. Thanks goodness I have all the time I need to give thanks for
Rob McMurray, self described muser extraodinaire.
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