|Source. This site sells “melting” furniture!
Remember when we were kids and summer vacation lasted about, oh, two years? Then of course the school year stretched ahead – at least three years there. I got engaged for the first time just when I graduated college, and we planned a wedding for twelve months later. Twelve months! I remember it feeling like a lifetime (I was 22, that’s now 36 years ago!).
Time does “warp” depending on our age, and our activities. Claudia Hammond wrote a book about it, Time Warped, and she’s quoted in the latest issue of Oprah magazine:
When you’re young, you’re doing many things for the first time, and your brain notes them as particularly memorable – so when you look back at those years, they seem to have lasted forever. As you get older, you’re having fewer novel experiences, so it’s easier for the days to slip by. To stretch time, make new memories – go to places where you haven’t been, take a different route to work.
When we go to New York, we always remark on this phenomenon: “Was it just today that we had coffee at Joe? Seems like two days ago.” Our routines there are anything but routine, and time seems to stretch out.
One of my commitments is to suck the most juice as possible out of every day remaining, the “routine” ones and the extra-special ones. We are all time-traveling at the same pace, and it’s up to us to make the memories that persist.
Fashion tidbit du jour:
I saw these boots on the Oprah magazine site and yikes, they are calling out to me. Leopard, moto, rugged and chic, and on sale at Dillard
‘s for $130. Yum.
|Sperry Top-Sider Britt Leather Boots
Have a wonderful, time-warping day!
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