“Who Knows Where the Time Goes” Judy Collins.
“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.
I was thinking about time today. I guess a good way to spend it (I was stuck in traffic on the Long island Expressway). At breakfast in a local coffee shop, I heard a man say to a companion I just don’t have the time to to see my children. Yesterday I heard a patient say he had too much time to kill. Recently, I thought “where did the time go?’ I’ll be sixty-eight in less than two months. I remember, as if were yesterday, summers spent as a elementary school child wondering why everything took so long. I was away in camp and the five weeks of the camping season seemed like an eternity. Today, five-weeks passes in a blink of the eye. My fiftieth birthday was just yesterday, wasn’t it?
For me, time is everything. For James Maddock, the wonderful singer-song writer, “Timing’s Everything.”
Whether it’s time or timing (As Tony Keys in “Final Shot” says, “time and timing is everything in radio”) it’s still all about time. How you use it, live it, think about it, and most of all how you embrace and love it.
Time is a factor in therapy. Therapist who have mindfulness training or gestalt therapy training ( I have both) help people stay in present time. You’ve all heard about the fifty-minute hour (now inflation adjusted 45-minutes). Time is spoken about often. Going back in time to remember an important emotional event. a trauma, a heroic deed, a love affair, a betrayal. For all of us time is running out, for some the end of time on this plane is felt more urgently. How will you spend your time? How will you spend your remaining time? Tell us what time means to you. Tell us your hopes and dreams about future time. Tell us how you’d like to heal the wounds you carry in the present about past time. And speaking of pastime, how do you pass the time? Does it satisfy? And if not, talk to us about it and perhaps we’ll have some answers. There it is, TIME and TIME IS EVERYTHING!
Here are a few more songs about time:
“Time the Conquerer”–Jackson Browne
“Time and Time Again” Counting Crows
“Nick of Time” Bonnie Raitt