I'm a caregiver and an artist. I received high honors in creative writing, fine arts, and sculpture at Montserrat College of Art.
Time Is A Grim Reaper
With each day we are all dying.
We are only truly alive with life when we are growing in the womb.
But from the time we are born, we are dying.
It's a sad but true fact of life. The law affects all creatures.
Funny, when we are young children time seems to be slowed. I believe that it is because as children we really don't grasp the true meaning of time. Sure, most likely you could read a clock. But to truly tell time. We had no clue.
It seems as we get older time has a funny way of saying "Hello".
It waves its ugly hand in our faces. Letting us know it's there. We can no longer ignore it.
With each year, time seems to reveal more of its self. Not necessarily because we feel older but because somehow we perceive time differently.
Somehow each day we get older time seems to pass faster.
More and more often I find myself saying, "Its Christmas already, how did that happen?".
"Another year over, Wow! Where the heck did it go?"
When my son has a summer break, it feels like it's over in a few days. In reality, two months of vacation time may have been spent. I remember when I was a kid, that time off of school seemed to last forever and a year.
Amazing how differently time looks and feels when you're older.
I believe we see it differently because we realize our own mortality.
We realize time is short and our time on this planet is minuscule.
When we are children we have an abundance of energy and optimism. We think we are invincible in a way.
When we get older that energy fades. When we play rough, we now feel it. We are no longer indestructible and are more vulnerable to times wicked ways of aging.
We have all heard the saying "time heals all." But in reality, it destroys all. Times evil grasp slowly but surely sucks the life out of everything. Stars, planets, creatures, people, nothing is safe from times grasp. Nothing survives.
It's not all bleak time is forever but life in its own way is everlasting too.
Planets, stars, and people all die. But just as we create children so does the universe. New stars and planets are being born all the time. Life somehow finds a way to exist. Avoiding time in a cat and mouse like a game of life and death.
© 2019 Jason Nicolosi