Minute by minute, constructing our experience
Hour by hour, shaping our lives
Have you ever wondered whether the pace of time is the same when you are awake and when you are asleep? Do you think that time gets shrunk or it gets stretched when we are asleep? A wall-clock never rests. It always ticks just like our hearts, tirelessly working for our benefit. Maybe, the lack of self-awareness is what makes our hearts and our wall clocks to tick without even a moment of rest. A clock does not have an ego. It does not question its purpose, its efficiency or effectiveness. It simply ticks as long as its battery provides the energy flow. This hard-working mechanism on our walls is blessed with being always in the moment, tick…tick…tick… For a clock, there is no past or future. Most often, we are not aware of its timid ticking, but we become terrifyingly aware of it during our sleepless nights. In night, when all other sounds disappear, its ticking becomes omnipresent. In morning, when we slowly arise from the unconscious, the ticking is only vaguely there, but it’s the time that becomes the most significant. While we hurry to get ready for our daily activities, a wall clock’s display is somewhat like traffic lights, constantly alarming us to get ready and go. While working, our piercing gaze strikes a clock so often that it might create a hole in it, all in hope that its needles will move faster. In afternoons and evenings, we will forget about its mere existence until we are not reminded by our own yawning and tired eyes to check the time once more.
Time does not go slowly or fast
It is simply a tick of the wall-clock
Reminding us that it is time to go on
Life does not have time to wait