Friday, May 13, 2011
It's Friday Again
It has been mentioned by the scientific community that the horrific recent Japanese earthquake was so powerful that it literally altered the spin of our planet and therefore altered time, albeit only by a few seconds. But think about it. If you add up the effects of all the earthquakes over a period of time, there may be a scientific explanation for the sense one sometimes has that time is going faster and faster, that days and weeks pass by more quickly than they 'used to'. Everyone has their daily and weekly cycle: Sunday breakfasts, the weekly chores of laundry and cleaning and shopping and gardening and errands and perhaps evening meetings and family get-togethers, all aside from the work-day work. And depending on our individual personalities, some of us are able to live in the moment and focus on what is at hand, and some of us, actually most of us, are constantly focused on what comes next. And it seems to me that I have to constantly remind myself of what day it is, and what is due that day in the way of 'stuff-to-be-done', and inevitably I look up, and it's Friday. Again. Time to get ready for the weekend, which will then be used to get ready for the week, which will go by more quickly than it should, and sure enough. It'll be Friday. Only now I guess we have a good idea why!