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Thursday, April 19, 2012

Time flies!

I'm a bit embarrassed to say this but sometimes I have to stop and think "what year is this?"  No, not because odd things are happening to me, or that people are doing crazy things, but....no, it's because time goes by SO QUICKLY.     I truly forget what year I am in! It's that simple! 

Yes, it's 2012 now - and a third of this year is almost done.  Just like that. Snap your fingers. Gone.  Can you believe it?  Are you like me and think the days just fly by, and they turn into months, and years? 

I remember going from 1999 to 2000 like it just happened!  All that talk of computers failing, and calendars getting all messed up.   People wondered "will the world go on?"   I remember Sept. 11, 2001 like it was yesterday too!  I remember where I was and how I felt.  That tragedy was over a decade ago. 

And, now, Dick Clark passed yesterday and he was in his 80's.  I remember watching him on "American Bandstand" and on all the New Year's Eve specials.   He never seemed to age.  He always looked young to me.

I know people say as you age yourself, others start to look younger...or at least don't look "old".  And, I suppose that's true. I now have a really hard time identifying a grown person's age. They could be 55 or they could be 70. It's hard for me to tell.   Dick Clark certainly didn't look like a man in his 80's. 

I would really like to slow down time sometimes.  I'd like to enjoy the moments more... and soak it all in.  I'd like to relish it all!  

But, time marches on.  Or, as my father has always said "time is inexorable."   

I look forward.  Don't get me wrong.  I look forward to what the future brings.  I'm excited about the unknown each day. 

But, sometimes I am just amazed how fast time goes.  And, I find myself remembering someone or something from the past.  And I think, wow, it seems like yesterday but it was so, so long ago. 

2 comments:

  1. I'm terrible at guessing someone's age - don't ask me! But sometimes I look at someone and think they're old, and then realize..... oh, cr*p, they're my age! But you, Marla, always look terrific and youthful! Must be that Southern living.

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  2. Thanks Martha. Sweet of you to say. But, I think our idea of "looking youthful" changes as we age. Isn't looking 40 years old "youthful" now? Even 45 or 50? Right...oh, cr*p. But, still, I appreciate it.

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