Monday, January 2, 2012

Time passes



It's interesting to notice how tied I am (we are?) to time. I misplaced my watch the other day. I don't wear a wrist watch, I've worn a watch brooch for over 25 years. For two days I couldn't find it. Now there's no shortage of time pieces in the house. My cell phone tells time. My laptop tells time. The current time is shown on my alarm clock, on the microwave, the clock in the dining room, etc. In addition, when I'm home alone, I usually have CBC radio on, which gives me an update as to the time at least every 30 minutes. However, I've felt that I've been sort of lost without my watch. However, I'm on holidays! Why do I need to know what time it is, this minute?

One of the common aspects of the New Year is to evaluate and plan for the future. How do I want to spend my time? How am I spending my time well; where do I need to spend it better? Perhaps I need to be more aware of the passing of time so I can use it more wisely, but at the same time, I need to be less aware of the passing of the individual minutes.