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Dawn? . . . {{yawn}} August 13, 2012

Posted by nrhatch in Humor, Life Balance, Magick & Mystery.

Time demonstrated its peculiar prowess this summer. 

Dragging sloth-like from moment to moment while  traversing corresponding weeks and months at super sonic speeds. 

Rather like a roller-coaster ride that’s slow on the uptake but over before you know it.

The two months since we convened for our family reunion have passed by in a blur of celebration, illness, death, planning, organizing, sorting, surgery, pain,  recuperation, packing, loading, moving, and getting resettled into a life with an entirely new rhythm. 

Despite the fleet feet of recent weeks, the daylight hours often seem interminable. 

* Minutes prodding seconds to stop dilly-dallying.

* Hours admonishing minutes to move along.

* Hands at a complete standstill.  A dead crawl.   Determined strikers picketing the passage of time.

Nights, in contrast, seem far too short.

Heads no sooner comfortable on pillows when cocks and cock-eyed optimists start crowing that dawn is breaking. 

Morn has arrived.  Again.

Dawn? . . . {{yawn}}

Coffee? . . . please!

Aah . . . that’s better!


1. Booksphotographsandartwork - August 13, 2012

Coffee good.

nrhatch - August 13, 2012

Ya, mon. 😎

2. Don - August 13, 2012

So beautifully put, Nancy.

nrhatch - August 13, 2012

Thanks, Don! The twists, turns, and shifts of time . . . never operating at a constant velocity.

3. Crowing Crone Joss - August 13, 2012

your life has certainly changed rhythm this summer. You are riding the roller coast with great grace!

nrhatch - August 13, 2012

I’ve enjoyed the peaks a bit more than the pits. 😛

Crowing Crone Joss - August 13, 2012

absolutely. Life can sure shake us up, can’t it?

nrhatch - August 13, 2012

Your comment brought an old food ad to mind:

“Shake, shake, shake a pudding . . . pudding, pudding, shake a pudding.” 😀

4. Hudson Howl - August 13, 2012

I can never tell, sometimes am in denial I admit, if time is for against me. While on my travels in northern Canada I went through a blip of village that had as it’s distinction from other little blips on the map, a Time Museum. I should have stopped and checked it out -but I was in a hurry and running out of time.

Oh how I like how your mind works, I enjoyed the Yawning of Time.

nrhatch - August 13, 2012

Thanks, HH! I can’t help but think that a Time Museum is the perfect way for a little blip to protest the forward march of time.

Hudson Howl - August 13, 2012

That’s a great point, though I doubt anyone thought of it that way.

nrhatch - August 13, 2012

Perhaps just a banding together of watchmakers and clock makers to display their wares?

5. spilledinkguy - August 13, 2012

I hope all those days and nights turn into on the happiest of minutes and hours, Nancy!
But the caffeine certainly can’t hurt! Being OUT sure can, though!
WHY?! WHY?! *typed under the severe duress of a major Coke withdrawal*

nrhatch - August 13, 2012

YOU’RE BACK! Yay! Hope you enjoyed your time away . . . even through the pangs of Coke withdrawal.

Wait! What kind of Coke are you talking ’bout, SIG? 😉

6. cuhome - August 13, 2012

Reminds me of the story of the hare and the tortoise~~ well done!

nrhatch - August 13, 2012

In many ways, my days are FULLER than they’ve been ~ time should be FLYING like a hare (or the Mad Hatter) all day, every day.

But, with my new care-taking responsibilities, I have less chance to get lost in my writing. That has caused time to slow to a tortoise-like crawl (and also makes me want to duck back into my shell from time to time). 😉

7. Pocket Perspectives - August 13, 2012

Sometimes, the perceived passage of “time” can seem so bizarre! ….and so varied!!! Isn’t it strange? (do you remember seeing an insightful comment by a little boy in my classroom…. “time is suspicious” …it sure is! )

nrhatch - August 13, 2012

Thanks for the reminder, Kathy. “Time is suspicious” is such a GREAT quote! 😀

Pocket Perspectives - August 13, 2012

here you go… http://pocketperspectives.wordpress.com/2012/06/09/time-is-suspicious-3/ How in the world can moments of “now”…simple moments of “now” seem to last such different amounts of time? (I think that for me, when I’m needing to be more than typically “patient”, time goes haywire…totally haywire!) I had the original “poster” on walls at home and school for several years…to remind myself! (oddly enough now, for me, time is seeming to go by at warp-seeming speed…it’s stunning! The passage of “time” will get back to more “normal” for you too….pretty soon.)

nrhatch - August 13, 2012

Thanks for the link, Kathy!

8. sufilight - August 13, 2012

It’s interesting how our conenction to time changes when the rhythm of life is altered. The quality of time for me in a semi-rural town is quite different than when living in NY. Enjoyed your thoughts, Nancy!

nrhatch - August 13, 2012

The days have slowed because I have more stuff to do that doesn’t really appeal to me and less time to do what does.

Ah, well . . . this, too, shall pass.

9. Three Well Beings - August 14, 2012

The perception of time is always so interesting to me! I think you describe stress most accurately by telling about the roller coaster days! I do hope you’re getting good sleep, even if the nights seem short! When I don’t have enough sleep I can’t navigate those “thrill rides” very well at all! I hope at least the nights give you respite, Nancy! oxo

nrhatch - August 14, 2012

Sleep has been coming easily . . . most nights, anyway. Which is all for the good since sleep is something I cannae do well without. 😀

10. jannatwrites - August 14, 2012

Time definitely changes paces on us. I can tell you my weekends go by so much faster than the weekdays. You’ve had a lot going on the last couple months – I hope you’re able to get enough rest to combat time’s wild ride.

nrhatch - August 14, 2012

That’s it! Time flies when you’re having FUN. Our weeks used to be a steady stream of “fun activities” flowing freely . . . now caretaking chores have damned up the flow. 😉

11. CMSmith - August 14, 2012

I recently wrote about the passage of time too. It’s a fickle thing indeed.

nrhatch - August 14, 2012

I remember reading your post and believe I intended to include link to it in this post ~ but I could be mistaken on ALL counts. 😉

I’m not “hitting on all cylinders” lately. This has been a strange summer . . . it’s not only TIME that has exhibited peculiar proclivities.

12. kateshrewsday - August 14, 2012

I know precisely what you mean, Nancy. Time flies when you could really do with it dragging its feet…

nrhatch - August 14, 2012

And vice versa! It drags its feet when I want it to fly . . . and sails by at warp speed when I desperately need it to S~L~O~W down. What a fickle beastie.

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