Nostalgic notions, sentimental sighings, wistful wonderings, rueful reflections, poignant ponderings & yearnings for yesteryear! (With a few profound perplexities & puzzling paradoxes for good measure.)
Wednesday, 25 July 2012
THE COMPLEXITIES OF TIME...
The perception of time has always perplexed me. Let me
give you an example. Under normal circumstances, one would
assume that a period of twenty years to a sixty year old, in retrospect,
should seem, proportionately speaking, the same length of time as four
years does to a twelve year old; in both cases it's a third of their respective
lives. However, we all know that time seems to pass more quickly the older
one gets, so twenty years to someone in their sixties probably only seems
like ten at the most, which is one sixth of their life. But one sixth of a twelve
year old's life is only two years, so wouldn't they seem to him what twenty
years do to a sixty year old? That must mean 'though, that two years
and four years appear to be pretty much the same to a twelve year
old. Or does it? See what I mean? It's confusing, isn't it?
However, regardless of whether I can get to grips with understanding
what I just said or not, one thing I do know. Even if I'm lucky enough to
live for another fifty years or so, it's going to fly by far more quickly than
I'd like it to. It'll have passed before I even know it's begun. It doesn't
seem fair somehow.
Now, can someone please explain what I'm on about?