Tuesday, August 10, 2010
Is the Earth spinning too fast. ... or is it just me?!
I believe the the principles of inflation are starting to effect the passage of time. Much like a dollar doesn't buy you what it once did, an hour doesn't seem to grant you the time that it once did. I used to take a buck from my moms purse, walk to 7-11 and buy a slurpie and a giant candy bar, sometimes a pack of fruit stripe gum too! Now, not only can a kid not walk to 7-11 for fear of abduction, gang initiation AND having to pause what ever video game he was playing for the last 13 and a half hours, but that dollar that once filled my stomach to the max won't even buy him the smallest of slurpies, let alone candy and gum. Time is doing the same thing. Summer used to last a life time and a one day seemed to go one for months. Now as soon as I step out of bed it seems I'm already on my way back in to it. What's worse, I get up a good 4 hours earlier than I did when I was a kid and go to bed 2 hours later. That means I've got an additional 6 hours and my day still goes by faster. I feel like I get only a few moment with the girls and when I see them next they are another day, month soon to be a year older! I don't know who's sadder for them to go to bed, them or me. I know it's not Gina. The moment their asleep you see this grin spread across her face that can't be wiped away. I look back at the past 10 months (that's right folks, we're in month 10 already!) and I think how quickly it's all happened. The previous 9 months just dragged (especially for Gina) and the years before that moved even slower. Now you blink and it's gone. This time inflation thing is killing me. I think I need to find a way to stop it, or at least slow it down, before I turn around and their in prom dresses. Of course, that sounds like the beggining of a super villian if I ever heard of one. I'll say this much, if one does come along and that's his master plan: to slow the earths rotation, thus suspending the passing of time. ... you won't see me calling for a hero to come along. I could be very happy with that.
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