The Time Is Now
What if you had a clock that always showed you the time
like when to stop and take a breath,
or when your face could use a smile,
or when to notice the colors of clouds,
or the aroma of fresh baked challah.
What if this clock could always tell you
when it’s time to stop for some tea,
or stretch your legs with a walk in the park,
or sing while folding warm towels from the dryer,
or give your aging aunt a call.
I think that the hands of such a clock would be
that can hold the experience of just one moment.
Its face would have no numbers
to mark off the pace of your movements.
I believe such a clock would show you the truth
that the best times are times
when time doesn’t exist
because you can only live in the now.
I have pondered the existence of time for years. While it seems to be ever-present, I can see that it is an invention that humans have created. This morning I read an article that articulates many of my thoughts on time. I thank David Cain at Raptitude for the inspiration he provided me in his essay, Time Is Something We Do, Not Something We See.