Time Melts

“Time flies when you’re having fun.”

Not really.  For me, it just kind of melts.  As a goal-oriented person, I tend to keep watch on the clock constantly.  I’d like to think that if I somehow know what time it is throughout the day, I have some kind of control over it.  The truth is, time keeps going whether or not I am aware of it.  When I was in college, I used to have a chart where I would organize my schedules into hour-blocks.  I’d try to fill every block with meetings, study, work, exercise … even my meals were scheduled to the hour.  A friend who saw my chart said to me, “you know, it’s okay to have empty blocks.”

For me, time melts when I bury myself in a good book on a Saturday afternoon.  Time melts when I go to the roof on a clear night and just watch the stars.  It melts when I am working on a research project that engrosses me to go deeper than I planned, or when I am chatting with a good friend online until the wee hours of the night, or when I am searching the right words to write a poem about a deep feeling, or when I am on a long plane ride and I watch movie after movie, or when I am working on a slide show for a special occasion, or when I am learning a new song with my guitar, or when I am taking a walk along the beach when I’m on vacation.  These are the moments when time melts for me.  Is that so bad?

One Response to “Time Melts”

  1. Yvette says:

    Ms. Hao! I totally forgot to check your blog lol, and I can’t believe you’ve been routinely updating! 😀 congrats~

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