The disappearing year

Hard to believe it is already the 6th of April. It won’t be long before some bloggers are counting down the days to Christmas, and I still have unused presents from the last one.

It must be an age thing, but this year seems to be flying past faster than any I have ever known. March felt like it only lasted a week, and before I know it, it will be May. I am haunted by the words of my late Mum, who talked often of how her life seemed to slip away, toward the end. When she remarked that she had hardly noticed a year pass by, in 2010, I thought she was exaggerating at the time.

Now I know exactly what she was talking about.

Maybe it is because I don’t have to work, and rarely leave the cosy confines of Beetley and central Norfolk. My days no longer drag waiting for work to finish, or dreading the shift to come the following day. I have an easier life, and a relatively contented one.

But a much quicker one, undoubtedly. πŸ™‚

64 thoughts on “The disappearing year

  1. I asked for a short winter, which we got, and spring is early around this parts for the second year running and planting is going well. Whilst its going fast I’m reassured by Frags photo project as we are only at day 96, not even a third of the way through πŸ™‚

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  2. It’s usually the activities and jobs that fill up a day and make it fly by. You are retired and your routine is predictable and calm. Still, the days fly by for you.
    I, too, find that March was a blink and one week into April seems unfathomable.

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    1. I can remember when years seemed long, and the gap between Christmas and high Summer was vast. And not that long ago, it seems. But we will soon be hearing talk of Autumn, and I am still clearing the leaves that fell in 2018. πŸ™‚
      Best wishes, Pete. x

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  3. It’s terrifying how fast this year is going. I’m so behind with writing projects and I don’t know what I’ve been doing with my time over the last few months. I’ve a feeling I might be taking a blogging break soon so I can catch up with myself.

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  4. I think it is an age thing….I mean I was just bitching about how damn cold it was and that north wind cutting thru me……that was January……and now it is April……no time to waste….chuq

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  5. I’m out of the loop here, as I am always looking forward to stuff and can’t wait for things like parcels to arrive, holidays to come around, work day to end, etc etc. Maybe the cure for the ‘old person feeling time is going by too fast’ is to order lots of things from amazon, but make sure the things are being sent from China. Time will definitely slow right down!!

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  6. Pete, I agree that time is flying, and I think one reason is that we are so plugged in that there is a non-stop onslaught of news, information, social media posts, pinterest, instagram and so much more that keep us distracted – and before you know it another day has gone by! My wife just mentioned that she can’t believe it’s April!

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  7. I wonder if it doesn’t have to do with anticipation? When we’re younger, we want Time to go faster because we are anxious to reach a certain point in the future. So we clock every minute, every hour, every day, with our mind’s eye focused on what seems like a distant horizon. “Are we there yet?” When we’re older, our future days are fewer, and we don’t really want to reach a certain point in our personal finite continuum. We want Time to s..l..o..w down. It doesn’t, and since the passage of Time is now dreaded rather than anticipated, Time actually seems to fly by much faster.

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  8. The good and bad of retirement. I finalized my health insurance yesterday. In the bundle of paperwork they generously included some mortality tables for me to peruse. Now I feel like a dead woman walking. Yes β€” the clock is ticking.

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