The Arrogance of Time

A simply wonderful piece of writing from the lovely Cheryl Oreglia. She reflects on life as she grows older, in a way that so many of us can identify with. I urge you to use the link to read the full blog post. You will be glad you did.

Living in the Gap

“How did it get so late so soon? It’s night before it’s afternoon. December is here before it’s June. My goodness how the time has flewn. How did it get so late so soon?” Dr. Seuss

In my remote cocoon, rolled up in a blanket, secured to the double wide chair I used to hate, and now love, gazing out over the expanse of the lake, the steadfast mountain, the “unmentionable” fog, I’m thinking about the arrogance of time and how swiftly we mutate as if a caterpillar from chrysalis to adult.

I am often deceived by the endless charm of time, disguised as a gift, but somehow pompous as a politician whose false assurances serve no one. 

You know what I mean?

The conceit of a system so dedicated to it’s own perpetuation it fails those it’s obligated to assist, one who is incapable of turning back his scrawny…

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31 thoughts on “The Arrogance of Time

  1. In truth, growing old is a luxury not available to everybody, but at the same time, I can’t believe how quickly the weeks are passing now: it seems that no sooner have I enjoyed the weekend, when before I can proverbially ‘turn around’, Friday’s here again! That makes it sound like, as the song says, I’m “living for the weekend”, but every day has its merits for me: they just go too damn fast now! I hope I can get the maximum enjoyment out of this coming spring & summer. Cheers, Jon.

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    1. Hi Wilfred, thank you for your comment, as you say “growing old is a luxury,” I love that sentiment. The days do seem to pass too quickly, each one a gift, with their own merits. I’m so looking forward to the summer, as a teacher that’s my time to “unwind.” Best wishes, C

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  2. Thank you Pete for reblogging this piece! I’m so appreciate of your kindness and generous support. Your blogging community is so welcoming and engaging. I feel extremely lucky to be able to share my thoughts and find others who connect with the same fears, joys, and observations of this wild and crazy life. I’m sitting here sipping my coffee feeling overjoyed, C

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    1. It is very well-deserved, Cheryl. Definitely some of the best writing I have read since I started blogging in 2012. Enjoy your coffee. I am opening some red wine soon. 🙂
      That blogging community you mention is your blogging community too!
      Best wishes as always, Pete.

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