Monday, April 18, 2011

CoyotePrime, "The Roller Coaster of Time And Life"

Remember when you were 10 years old, and summer felt like it lasted forever? Got a little older, not so bad, still plenty of time to do everything you wanted. Someone told me back then that time speeds up the older you get. Being young, and knowing everything as the young do, I of course ridiculed this idea. But guess what- it’s true. Now I view life, and time, as a roller coaster with just one enormous riser. As you climb from the beginning towards the top time is slower to pass. At 30 or so you’re at the very top, and then you start the fall towards the bottom. Faster and faster you go, as time goes by ever quicker. Weeks and months flash by, and you wonder where it all went, and as you descend ever faster you realize that somewhere on the tracks below there’s a solid brick wall or some other disaster awaiting your arrival. The only thing you don’t know is where on the tracks ahead of you it is. So, you appreciate even more the things you can enjoy, and the people whom you love and that love you, because the ride isn’t going to last forever...
- CoyotePrime

4 comments:

  1. Beautiful. And oh-so-true. i had learned to appreciate all the things i think i have, not only because 'the ride' isn't going to last forever for me but also those people that i cared about.

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  2. CP, a brilliant analogy, but from you I expect nothing less. It's a nice way of saying the downhill bit comes to a sticky end, when... your guess is as good as mine. Time passes ever more quickly with each passing year, the whole concept is exponential.

    AV

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  3. "...appreciate even more the things you can enjoy, and the people whom you love and that love you, because the ride isn’t going to last forever..."

    Love it! Thanks for the reminder CP!

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  4. Great post! when I was younger I thought the same way; it's amazing how fast time goes by now. :)
    We do need to cherish our time.

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