When Roman poet Virgil wrote of ‘Tempus Fugit’, his words at first glance seem to simply imply that of time hurrying past. But I’m convinced that he was actually thinking of the loss of time due to a preoccupation with things of no true value that in turn steal precious time away from us.
And so it is today. We are losing so much of our precious time as we seem to be completely caught up in the artificiality of today’s social norm.
It is sad. Everything has commercial value in our commercial world … and time, well time seems to have no value at all because we are so indiscriminately wasting it away.
We’re wasting away our immutable time
consumption soon beyond our repair,
our todays and tomorrows will then all be gone
And escaping time … alas … will not care.
~ Plh, 2016
Be wise with your time it does seem to pass quickly by in today’s world. Have a positive week ahead.
6 thoughts on “Tempus Fugit – The Irreplaceability of Escaping Time!”
I love what Einstein said. [paraphrasing] You spend 3 minutes with your hand on a hot cooker plate and it seems like 30 minutes. You spend 3 minutes with your hand on a hot girl and it seems like 30 seconds.
There is a book that I read that talks about this as well, called The War of Art by Stephen Pressfield.
Hi, Al. Too true (although being a female my take is slightly different than yours, ha,ha.) I’ve read that one, he’s a great writer, especially on the subject of getting things accomplished!
Enjoy every second, have a great week Penny! Much love from Ute x
Hi Ute. Thank you, dear friend. Hoping your Monday went well for you and that the rest of the week is even “more better”! 😉
True. Then we complain we don’t have enough time.
Also true, Alejandro. The battle rages on (internal ones, that is)!