I Am Not Entirely Sure It Is On My Side…
Here we are on the first day of the second month of 2016. 15 minutes ago it was New Years Eve, and here we are on the first day of the second month of the year 2016. And to make matters worse, it’s a Monday.
Time is unforgivingly fast. Was it always so brutally quick?
When you are a child time seems lazy. It is on it’s own agenda. It will come and go as it sees fit. That is why your 10th grade Biology Lab took 6 years between bell rings. It’s also why no matter how early you went to bed before your Freshman year English class, you felt like you got 15 minutes of sleep. Sure, that literally was the case sometimes, but even when it wasn’t the case, it felt like it.
This February is what’s called a Leap Year. One extra day that is ordinarily not there. Time is moving so quickly that every four years we, and I mean a collective we as in those of us who use a calendar to track the sun and moon cycles, allow ourselves to imagine up an extra day and tack it on to the end of the month, traditionally the shortest of the year.
Time has been called precious, and one would ordinarily try to find something considered precious when it is gone. Much like Leap Day, I do not know where the time goes, but I do know it is fleeting. I know that in 15 minutes from right now – it will be 10:30 PM Eastern Time on the first day of the second month in 2016. I know 15 minutes after that I will turn 32 in June. 15 minutes later it’ll be New Year’s Eve again. And 15 minutes after that we will need an extra made up day, we give ourselves, just to have a little more time.
Happy Leap Day Williams Month/ Year!