We’ve all heard the old adage “Time flies when you’re having fun” or “Time you enjoy wasting, was not wasted” (John Lennon). Funny, but it seems annual events come around quicker these days. My family and I enjoy the Germantown Charity Horse Show each June. It seems we have just finished emptying the cooler and cleaning the mud and dirt off our boots from the last show. Birthdays, and not just my own, seem to creep up quicker than before. My son will be 18 this year but it seems he was just starting school a few short years ago. The youngest grandson will be one this Sunday, hard to fathom it’s been 12 months since that long beautiful Saturday morning.
I’m not complaining since every one of these events is special to me but it does sadden me a little to think that time is going by so fast. It’s as if we’re kids caught up in a quickly fading summer day, we just don’t want the sun to set and be forced to go indoors. I can’t speak for everyone but it seems to affect me at a deeper level each year.
On the upside age has mellowed me just a tad. I’ve heard that as you get older you either become more or less patient. For me (at least so far – fingers crossed) I’ve become more patient.
So what about you? Time going by quickly or just about right?