Time

Time.

It’s a rather odd thing.

It seems to enjoy fleeing from us when we are enjoying ourselves and then sticks around when we are in the process of doing something we would rather not do.

The questions I’ve asked myself time and time again, are ‘why is Time so against people enjoying themselves? Why does it enjoy making us wait so long until we can do the things we love again?’

But then again, Time has no control over these things. In reality, the above questions can be answered with, it isn’t and it doesn’t. After all, in order for it to be against or enjoy something, Time would need to have feelings. Time is not a being with emotions. At least not that I’m aware of.

Of course, that leads into a whole new set of thoughts. What if Time were an immortal living being with emotions? In that case we would need to think of reasons why Time might be against people enjoying themselves and for people waiting patiently (or not so patiently) for the next moment of joy.

If Time were a living being, I don’t think it would be seen (after all, no one as far as I know has ever seen Time) in its physical form, but would hide in the different representations of itself in the world and would probably be a lonely being. Perhaps then the reason it loves to hold us in a state of boredom, waiting, is because, in that time, Time would have company. Then it lets us go for a while, lets us lose track of it and forget it, before pulling us back.

But at this present moment it would appear that Time is not a being, but a concept. Nothing more than that.

– Random thoughts on Time from the tired mind of The Nocturnal Philosopher.

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~ by thenocturnalphilosopher on 20/06/2012.

2 Responses to “Time”

  1. Love the idea of Time being an immortal being. And the thought that when it seems we’re in “limbo”, waiting we’re actually keeping Time company…that’s such a great visual for me. There’s a story lurking there for sure.

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