At what speed does time fly?

“Time flies” is a common phrase.  I hear it often. I say it often. But I as I ponder the question “where did this week go?” I find myself asking “at what speed does time fly?”

I’m familiar with the phrase “time flies when you’re having fun”, but I’m finding that the fun factor is only one part of flying time.   Sure, the more fun I am having, the faster the hands on the clock spin, but at 42 I find that time flies faster than it did when I was 12.  Why?

Is it because I am more aware of the passing of time?  Or is it that I am more aware that I have less time now then I did then and I want to make the most of it while I still can?

Really, I blinked and here I am with a blog that hasn’t had a new post in over a week.   Just where did that time go?  At what speed did it fly?  I’m sure it was faster than light.  (Oh.. great.. now I hear Simon LeBon’s voice from over 20 years ago singing “Faster than Light”.. that’s what I get  for showing Turtlegirl how to use you tube! {for those who don’t know… that would be Duran Duran’s Simon LeBon} I could’ve sworn that it was only yesterday that I posted.

Perhaps, I’ll learn the secret someday of how to control the passing of time.  Until then, I think I should get better control of my planner and set a date for blogging!


  1. I love that you know that song! Whooooot!

  2. I've been having the time problem lately too! I think it's that we just have so many things to do each day! Hopefully time will slow down soon so you can get back to the important things, like blogging, ;).

  3. I have a theory for this. Because each unit of time is proportional to the total amount you've lived, each passing unit seems smaller. Example: a year is one half of the total amount of time a 2-year-old has been alive, but it is only a tenth of the total for a 10 year old, and 1/42nd of the life of a 42-year-old.

    Makes sense to me, anyway...


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