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01 May 2007 @ 09:25 am
time keeps on slipping... slipping... splipping... into the future....  
I remember being a kid and summers lasting absolutely forever. And my four years of college felt like a delightful decade. Even in my early 20s, I can recall years dragging on so slowly that I couldn't stand it. But by my late 20s, the passage of time was accelerating quite noticeably. I'd get into a depression, close my eyes, and then suddenly six months had passed. In my early 30s, life was getting better and time--sensing my weakness--really stepped on the gas. Now, in my late 30s, life is good and time's so dizzyingly quick that I just find it comical. For instance, today is the first day of May. I swear New Year's Eve was like three weeks ago.

Does having kids slow down that whole time perception thing for a while? I imagine the baby/toddler stage seems to take forever, but that it starts speeding up considerably after that.

ETA: If you're feeling a little deja vu (like I was), it's because I made a similar (probably better) post on the same subject just eight short months ago! I guess I need a new LJ tag for like coping with the time-space continuum or something.

Listening to: Belle & Sebastian - "If She Wants Me"
ghibli_geek on May 1st, 2007 01:43 pm (UTC)
My limited experience with kids is that it makes time jump into hyperdrive. I still can't believe it's not the 90s, if it's any consolation. Someone will reference something from 1998, let's say, and I'll think it was just around the corner, which will provide an impetus for guffaws and general mockery.
orcaarroworcaarrow on May 1st, 2007 02:01 pm (UTC)
Fear not soon you will move into old age forgetfulness and all of the time that is passing too fast will soon become your new present.
Blakehaze on May 1st, 2007 03:08 pm (UTC)
For some reason I am looking forward to the progression of age and time. I am in my mid twenties now where time seems to speed up and slow down without warning. One month can feel like a year and then the next four months will feel like a week.
vom_diesem on May 1st, 2007 06:25 pm (UTC)
Does anybody else think her left foot looks kind of strange? Like she doesn't have an ankle or something.
Tinelithtinelith on May 3rd, 2007 06:43 am (UTC)
Time's been very very quick for me ever since I finished hogh school.

MMMMM I want legs like those. I think time slows down for people with legs like those...
damabupukdamabupuk on May 3rd, 2007 09:27 pm (UTC)
I am stunned at how quickly time passes when you've got kids. Doesn't matter how old they are. Each time they learn a new behaviour that becomes part of daily life, they seem to age in leaps and bounds. I can't believe my son is 8 already. That means in just under 2 years, I'll have been a parent for a decade. And don't even get me started about hearing Pearl Jam's "Alive", or anything from Pretty Hate Machine, and realizing how close those are to being 20 years old.

Though, for all the bitching, I still have days that I wish would go by a lot quicker.
mother of the angry mobpennyland on May 4th, 2007 04:32 am (UTC)
Does a blossom know
finite time, not unending
joy. in all you do

*a drunken haiku for you. :)*

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