Time is a Ridiculously Precious Thing

“In the view of Infinity, any defined long-term is short-term.”
– from
God Emperor of Dune, Frank Herbert

The older I get, the faster time flows.  Days go by so quickly and now quicker than ever before.  It wasn't always this way.

When I was a kid, an afternoon sometimes felt like an eternity.  There was enough time to play and play my heart out until dinner.  Every day felt like two whole days: one day spent at school and another at home.

Now my days pass faster and faster.  Weeks go by within a blink.  The last time I turned around, a year went by.

Family time.  Weekends.  Time alone.  I crave much more of them.  Once they're here, they're already almost gone.

The more I think of it, the more I realize how short my life is on this Earth.  There is so much more I want to do: places to visit, conversations to have, and books to read.  I don't know how long I'll be here, but I'm going to make every moment matter.

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