#WednesdayWords – #Time

Let’s have a little fun today with the word TIME.

According to what I could find on the internet, the first recorded time was around 2900 bc by the Sumerians in Mesopotamia.

Author Jacqui Murray reveals how prehistoric man kept track of time in her Dawn of Humanity trilogy.

Time is elusive.

There can never be more time created, yet we cannot see, touch, or feel time. We can only feel the effects.

Dictionary.com says this about Time: The system of those sequential relations that any event has to any other, as past, present, or future; indefinite and continuous duration regarded as that in which events succeed one another.

That’s the physical definition.

From the spiritual viewpoint there is no such thing as time in the way that man has come to regard it.

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Here’s a little poem that expresses the duality of time.

Time flies

Time crawls

Time stands still

Time marches on

Time to go

Time to stay

Time to flow

Time to play

Time to laugh

Time to cry

Time and a half

Time to die

Time for you

Time for me

Time review

Time to be

I’d love to hear your thoughts about time!

49 thoughts on “#WednesdayWords – #Time

    1. No, not really, but time can cover the wounds, so they aren’t so raw. I often think of Willie Nelson’s song, The Healing Hands of Time. I’m glad you enjoyed the poem. Thank you for your comment!

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  1. Lovely post and poem, Jan! Sometimes I feel that time is more precious to us humans when it has passed and we remember it. That is ironic, right? The trick is, as you and others have pointed out above, to be present in the moment, so that when we do look back and remember, we realize we appreciated each of those moments to the fullest. I have not learned, even in my advanced age, to consciously do this!

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    1. It is still a work in progress for me, Maura Beth. It’s hard to stay fully present in the moment. But you are right in that time is more precious once it has passed. Thank you so much for your comment. Hugs!


  2. Lovely poem! I see the need for measuring time because of what we-all do every day, but even in the late 1800s–early 1900s, primitive tribes measured time by the sun, nothing more intricate. That would take the stress out of lots of stuff!

    Thanks for the shout out!

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    1. You are most welcome, Jacqui. And yes, time is the measurement that helps us get to where we need to be and when. The 1800s is a great example of how time was measured by the sun’s trek across the sky. Thank you for stopping by!

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  3. I love speculating about time, Jan. It’s a human construct for making order out of our world, but I don’t think we truly understand it’s nature or structure from a quantum physics perpective. (Even our understanding of quantum physics is likely immature). Does all time exist simultaneously and we merely plod through it? Can we stand still or go backwards? Is it straight or rippled? Does it progress at one speed or mulitple speeds? I’ve noticed that it’s possible to slow time down, a good thing to do when time seems to be zipping by. The trick is give each moment our full attention. It’s hard to do, but it works! A great thing to practice. 😀

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    1. You are exactly right about the way to slow time down. If we can stay in the present moment, it doesn’t go zooming past. I love your speculation and agree that we are in the baby stages of understanding quantum physics and how time plays a minute part in our astral existence. Great comment! Thank you!

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  4. The first thing I thought of when reading your poem about time was the Jim Croce song, Time in a Bottle.

    If I could save time in a bottle
    The first thing that I’d like to do
    Is to save every day ’til eternity passes away
    Just to spend them with you

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    1. Oh, I love that song, Pete. When my best friend’s husband passed away, that was the song he wanted to be played at his funeral. So, I never hear it that I don’t think of Jimmy Perot. Thank you for stopping by!

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  5. Oh, love this, Jan! I’ve learned to enjoy every minute of time, even if it slips away from me. Wish I could share (tweet), but there’s new rules out there on twitter and I guess I’ve reached my limit?!

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  6. A lovely, wholesome post Jan. Within a few words, you’ve captured time, which has been interpreted in various ways. I have always felt it flies, I have called it a tyrant in my poetry. It is a great teacher though. 😀

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  7. It’s really a struggle to manage time and take advantage of every second that we’re given. Once it’s gone, you can never get it back. Your blog makes us think. Love you, Sister.

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    1. That’s true, Denise. Rick used to say that time to a prisoner meant nothing. I suppose that’s true. So, yes, it has different meanings for each person. Thank you so much for visiting.


  8. Great post, Jan … but don’t forget: Time spelled backwards is “emit.” What that has to do with anything, I really don’t know, but maybe you can figure some way to connect it.

    LOVE the poem!! 😊❤️😊

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    1. It most certainly does, Yvette. To a child, time crawls by. But the older we get and the busier we get, the time flies. It definitely is subject to our perception. Thank you for visiting and leaving a comment!

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  9. Jan, a perfect capture of time, the ultimate elusive paradox! Sometimes it seems to fly past so quickly I imagine an unearthly interference with the whole concept then when ill it seems to drag on … and drag on until it’s almost as if slowly hitting a brick wall of time standing still! A fascinating and thought-provoking post, Jan! xx

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    1. That’s a great saying, Jill. It is so true for all of us. At the end of the day, I can always look back and see where I wasted precious time. But it’s all relative. I am glad you enjoyed the poem. Have a great day!


  10. This post is timely (no pun intended). I just saw a quote from H. Jackson Brown, Jr. “Don’t say you don’t have enough time. You have exactly the same number of hours per day that were given to Helen Keller, Pasteur, Michelangelo, Mother Teresa, Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Jefferson, and Albert Einstein.”

    Really made me stop to think.

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    1. Yep! So true. I love that quote. And we all have the same number of hours every day. I often feel like I waste too much of it. Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving a comment, Joan! Glad you enjoyed the post.

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  11. I don’t know where I first heard this, but it resonated with me to the point that I repeat it often. “The days are long but the years are short.” Time, to me, is relative and nebulous. How one specific unit can be perceived as slow or fast depending on the action or the direction in which we reflect on it boggles my mind. All I know is, when at the end, it feels like it’s never enough and much of it was wasted.

    Lovely poem, Jan. (Reminds me of “Turn! Turn! Turn!” by the Byrds, which came from the Bible… Ecclesiastes, I think.) Quite poignant.

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    1. Love that song by the Byrds, Staci. To every season…My daughter is always saying the days are long, but the years are short. I don’t know where she heard it, but it’s true. Time is relative and depends on what is happening around us. It is rather mind-boggling. I’m glad you enjoyed the poem. Thank you for leaving a comment!

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