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Aging

Why does time feel as if it’s moving at warp speed?  That all of us — myself, the twins, Josh — are aging so rapidly that I can’t keep up.  That soon I’ll be 40 and then 50… The twins: they’ll be in middle school soon and then high school and then college and beyond.  Why does it feel that way, like I am on a roller coaster, hurtling downward through time and space, when it actuality, aging is like this video.  Subtle.  Slow.

Danielle from Anthony Cerniello on Vimeo.

9 comments

1 a { 09.11.13 at 4:42 pm }

I don’t know – time passes slowly when you’re living it, but when you look back on it, it seems to have happened in a flash. It’s probably because we edit out the every day when we look backwards or forwards. And it’s the everyday that slows things down, I think.

Anyway, the video is pretty cool…

2 Amber { 09.11.13 at 4:47 pm }

So crazy how quickly time does seem to pass, but actually takes a long time!

3 It Is What It Is { 09.11.13 at 5:26 pm }

First, I try not to think too far down the road and try to remain in the now (I am likely more than midway through my life, so why borrow trouble?).

Second, yes, slow and subtle is the aging process.

Third, and most importantly, why do our hair follicles lose their programming and all of the sudden long black hairs are growing (and multiplying) in many places they shouldn’t be?

4 Delenn { 09.11.13 at 9:37 pm }

I have been thinking similar thoughts lately…especially since my older child is now in high school (!) and my other, my BABY, is now in kindergarten (!!)

I am currently reading this book, which is really interesting: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/16248212-time-warped

5 Turia { 09.11.13 at 9:39 pm }

I read the coolest book about time perception in April. It’s called Time Warped: Unlocking the Mysteries of Time Perception. It was the most interesting book I’ve read in months.

I am supposed to be working on my syllabus and not reading blogs, so I won’t summarize her arguments here, but I blogged about it: http://rescogitatae.wordpress.com/2013/04/27/thought-memory/

It is really really worth reading.

6 Laurel (Dawn Storey) { 09.11.13 at 11:00 pm }

Oh, my… you mean you’re not even 40 yet? I am OLD…

7 Lori Lavender Luz { 09.12.13 at 12:11 am }

Mind? Blown.

She was a teenager before I even caught on.

8 Tiara { 09.12.13 at 7:59 am }

For me, it doesn’t feel as tho time is moving too fast until after it has passed…what I mean is, I remember this spring, really looking forward to this summer & all the things we had planned & I really enjoyed & savoured all the things we did, but now that I look back, I can’t believe it’s past & seems so long ago…not sure that makes sense, it’s hard to explain.

9 Battynurse { 09.13.13 at 6:07 pm }

I hear you there. Some days I catch myself thinking “how did I get here.” I don’t feel 43 most days , although lately some parts of my body definitely do.

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