Sunday, January 5, 2014

Can Time Stand Still?

Good relationships are like needles of a clock, They only meet for
sometime but always stay connected . How very true it is. 

It means that we should give each other the much needed space to feel fulfilled in any relationship. We can learn so many things by just watching the clock.

Clocks are so fascinating, they not only keep moving endlessly, but also keep us moving, we can never slow down, never race it and we can never stop its progress.
Clock can never be conquered too. And it is always watching.

We have different feeling about the clock, sometimes we are angry with it for moving so fast, and there are times when we feel it is moving too slowly.
However, isn't it surprising, that clock is always working exactly in the way it is meant to work, and it is our mind that is always playing tricks with us?

Here are some thoughts about Clocks:

Time is the most undefinable yet paradoxical of things; the past is
gone, the future is not come, and the present becomes the past even
while we attempt to define it, and, like the flash of lightning, at
once exists and expires. ~Charles Caleb Colton

 I remember, feeling that time passed very fast during our son's last visit,  he was there for two weeks, yet I felt that somehow I did not get enough time to spend with him.

Every time  our daughter visits us, time seems to just fly off, leaving me feeling quite helpless.
However, it is only me, my husband is totally fine,  not affected by the comings and goings  of anybody for any length of time (short or long).
                                              I really miss Ram (our Son in Law) too.
Now that he is in London, I wonder, when we will see him again. My daughter is coming to spend 6 days with us and her dog Loki, before she also leaves for London to be with her husband.
I plan to spend the six days without wasting any time, so that after she leaves, I would feel as if I have spent 6 months with her. Is it possible?

We blame time for slipping away so fast, but time is always in our hands to be utilized properly.
Despite, everything, I feel I have lots and lots of time at my disposal, except for a few occasions, 
( like ones above) I feel I have all the time in this world.
The title of my blog is proof enough.

Neither does time hurry me, nor do I feel that time is rushing past me. People have always asked me how I kill time, to them I feel like telling, 
"Men talk of killing time, while time quietly kills them". ~Dion Boucicault
All my life I have been blessed with ample time for everything, I had time while I was young, I had time while I was a mother to two little kids, and now also I have plenty of time. I don't have any special formula to have more time than others, I just make time for everything  in my life.
When I want Time to stand still, it stands still with me, and when I want time to fly with me it flies with me, and when I want time to go at its normal pace it goes at its normal pace too with me.
Do I control time ?
The answer is no.

Well, for me Time has always been a friend, a guide, a mentor, a father all rolled into one.
He has always been there, is always there and would always be there for me.
He is my constant companion, hand in hand we have traveled together, in good times and in bad, never leaving each other's side, even for a second : our bond is strong.

                                         Here among the snow capped mountains, I could make time stand still                                               with me in Sikkim
                           Time waited as I admired my dog watch the world go by, from our terrace
                                            Time and the waves stood still with me in Spain
       I feel,  Time is  like a butterfly.... when you go after it ... it flies away,  but when you stand                                                 still... it comes to you, to stand still with you
                            Time stood still (in pin drop silence) as I clicked these two cute Labs as they slept cuddled together.
The clock too stopped ticking for a while,  mesmerised by the glitter and glamour of Las Vegas

Time is the coin of your life. It is the only coin you have, and only you can determine how it will be spent. Be careful lest you let other people spend it for you.~ Carl Sandburg

          Time looked on indulgently, as it stood watching me go crazy in Times Square NY
Time stands still when I sit in our rock garden and meditate
                                       Time always stands still when I am with my husband.

I don't need to fight time, race with it or race against it, or outwit it, or even kill it. I feel so blessed to have time constantly with me, nurturing me, healing me, encouraging me, changing me,and inspiring me.

Thank you dear time, for I cherish every minute of our togetherness in this great and wonderful journey called Life

What is your view about Time and Clock?


  1. Rama this is a wonderful analysis on time. It appears you hold the time in your possession. It stops running when you want it and runs fast at your command. It is a quality which very few people possess. I always felt that time is fleeting. Time and tide wait for none.
    The pictures are unique! Have a good time with your daughter. .

    1. It is just we understand each other. Time is the same for every one of us, it is only our perception of it different. Thanks for liking this post and the pictures too.

  2. Hmmm...good write up about time management! Be happy like this always, Rama!

  3. It is strange, we all have the same 24 hours. Some choose it as a battle while others consider it a gift. I was lucky, my daughters visited me also, for ten days during the Holidays. That time has past but I hold the memories. Time leaves a trail.

    1. Jerry, I am so glad you could spend quality time with your lovely daughters. Christmas and new years are great time to spend with loved ones.
      And yes, memories all always there.

  4. Time certainly doesnt wait for anybody! But yes, it is too slow for those who wait, too swift for those who fear, too long for those who grieve, too short for those who rejoice, but for those who love, time is eternity. Have a great time with your daughter!! Lovely pics, as always :)

  5. You have beautifully captured the power of time in your post Rama, when we are with loved ones, time takes a very different meaning, we are neither its master nor its slave, yet like you pointed out time governs our life in a powerful way. Have a magical time with your daughter Rama :)

  6. Thanks for sharing those nice photos. Wish you a great time spending with your daughter. About clock - it shows the right time 2 times a day even when it is not working.

  7. However its only me.....this sentence of yours is so true in my family too and I wonder why we women are so emotional, whereas men are so matter of fact..its not that they love any less but their way of living life is so peaceful...

    1. Yes as women we are little emotional. Thanks Renu for being able to relate to this post.

  8. loved your place of meditation and as always your family pics.

    The definition differs the way we perceive. When we spend time loving what we do, time flies. when we stop to stand and stare, time stops by. When we have to wait on anybody then i want to kill time. But, only concept i don't buy is when people say "I am busy". I think all of us are, only the prioriites can be different.

    I Have a nice time with your daughter!

  9. Yes Asha, you are right, it all depends how we look at time, and how we decide to make maximum use of it. once we are in the groove, we have time by our side always. Thanks Asha for your comment.

  10. A mind blowing post by you Rama! Each sentence has been a gem.
    For me time has been a great teacher, it has taught me patience, forgiveness, given me maturity and help me see one whole lot of truth.

  11. How true Aunty " Time is like a butterfly.... when you go after it ... it flies away, but when you stand still... it comes to you, to stand still with you". I just came back from my parents place and always, irrespective of the duration of my stay, there is a feeling that time flew too fast.

  12. Nicely written with positive thoughts and good use of quotes :) Yes, time stands still in our memories, captured in those wonderful photographs and in all the cherished moments of our life!! :) Enjoy the time with your daughter :) Take care :)

  13. beautifully written
    yes time keeps flying but moments and memories stay with us

  14. I would rate this by far the best post you have done recently.
    "....I would feel as if I have spent 6 months with her..." That says everything,doesn't it?Most of us feel miserable that time reflectively seems too short. Whilst here you write about how time defies the constraints that we have placed on it and moments of happiness seem .

    I loved reading this.

  15. What you said is very true. Sometimes we feel time doesn't pass at all, and sometimes we feel time just flies. Sometimes we find ourselves lucky enough to be enjoying and living each and every second, like how you mentioned about the time standing still. Loved the pictures that you had posted when speaking about it :-). In the end, it all comes down to how we utilize the time that is allotted for us.

  16. Such a beautiful post about the value of time! So good to see the happy moments frozen in time in those lovely pictures shot at locales one would love to see, Rama! Wishing you greater happiness in times ahead!

  17. Yes time treats you the way you treat it. If you take things relaxed in its own pace then you find that you have all the time in the world.