Thursday, April 23, 2015

Time

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We often think of time: what time is it? What time is the doctor's appointment? What time are they coming to visit? What time is ... and on and on.

Some people try to hold off the ravages of time by getting plastic surgery, or going to spas to rejuvenate. Hah! I'm proud of every line and wrinkle I have. I earned them.

Here are a few quotes from various people about time.

"Time is a sort of river of passing events, and strong is the current; no sooner is a thing brought to sight than it is swept away and another takes its place, and this too will be swept away."  Marcus Aurelius, Roman emperor of 2nd century AD.

"Time is a great teacher, but unfortunately it kills all its pupils."
Louis - Hector Berlioz, French composer conductor of the 1800's

"Life is precious and time is a key element. Let's make every moment count and help those who have a greater need than our own." Harmon Killebrew, American Professional Baseball Player.

"Time, you old Gypsy Man
    Will you not stay,
Put up your caravan
   Just for one day?"

Ralph Hodgson, British Poet 

This last one has been made into a song and was Frank Sinatra's last recording published. Kaye Ballard sings it on UTube. 

What are your thoughts on time, if you have time to share them? 

5 comments:

Delores said...

The universe is a giant clock. The earth spins and travels. Day and night, the sun overhead at noon, seasons...those are our natural 'times'. Whoever decided to measure out daylight and darkness into seconds minutes and hours....nasty nasty person.

Grammy said...

Oh, yes, completely man made to be able to measure events that take place.

Tracy Buzynski said...

Hi Grammy! How about, Time waits for no man (or woman), and time to write tomorrow's post! Great post!

Tracy @ www.encouragemekids.com :)

Grammy said...

Hi, Tracy. that's a good one! Thanks!

Arlee Bird said...

I'm fascinated by time. Time travel is one of my favorite fiction genres.

These are some great quotes about time.

Arlee Bird
A to Z Challenge Co-host
Tossing It Out