Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Is It Just Me?

Have I written about the perception of time thing? The phenomenon whereby as you age throughout you life, time speeds up and up and up and up to the point of it seeming like a giant snowball that you’re in the middle of and have no control over? Like that? You know how when you’re a kid, the school year seems unfathomably long, ‘soon’ seems incomprehensible, whatever it is you want seems like it will never come ever? Even back when I was working in an office fifteen years ago, those days seemed like they would never end. Now? This is what my days seem like:
Get up, go to bed. Get up, go to bed. Get up, go to bed. Get up, go to bed. Get up, go to bed. Get up, go to bed. Get up, go to bed. Get up, go to bed. Get up, go to bed. Get up, go to bed. Get up, go to bed. Get up, go to bed. Get up, go to bed. Get up, go to bed. Get up, go to bed. Get up, go to bed. Get up, go to bed. Get up, go to bed. Get up, go to bed. Get up, go to bed. Get up, go to bed. Get up, go to bed. Get up, go to bed. Get up, go to bed. Get up, go to bed. Get up, go to bed. Get up, go to bed. Get up, go to bed.

Which is not to say there aren’t many enjoyable things in between. Recently, a typical day includes most or all of these things not necessarily in this order, but kind of sometimes:
taking a shower
brushing teeth
eating cereal
drinking coffee
looking at the paper
looking at the news
looking at blogs
blogging
writing/answering email
writing/revising, or both
taking a nap
working on one or more craft projects
talking to Nina
washing dishes
“making dinner”
“exercising” (this is new, it may not last)
reading two or three different books
reading two or three different magazines
watching TV &/or a movie w/Ben
chilling with Ben
brushing teeth again
and/or not everyday but often
laundry
grocery shopping
paying bills

There’s more I’m sure, but that’s all I can think of without more coffee, the point is, that seems like a lot to me, and yet I can’t quite understand how it all goes so fast. For another time: What is anyone’s purpose in life, and how does it relate to all this?

4 comments:

teo said...

Feeling a bit existential today, eh?

Betsy said...

EVERY DAY!!!!

Huckle Cat said...

Maybe you need a retreat from your routine? A weekend in a quiet, slow place where you're not allowed to be busy?

Betsy said...

That would be nice, HC, and will happen soon, but honestly, it's more like I love my days so much I just want them to be longer so I can do more!