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Day 265: TIME

Today happens to be the anniversary of our dear friends. As I thought about them, it took me to the memories of the past moments when we met them. I cannot now believe that time has just flown by so quickly and we have known each other for a long time now. That context of time which we call as 'at the blink of an eye' just amazes me. It is a mystery to even the physicists who still try to understand the various aspects of 'time'. It is so crucial for us as we run a race to keep up with it. It is a great way to cherish moments yet we feel like we have lost something. Isn't it interesting? Well, that got me writing this piece. Wrote this in less than 3 minutes and I have tried to bring the science and the philosophical aspect of time. I am not sure if I have but leave me your comments as I would be happy to hear what you think.

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Is it the tick-tock of a clock?
or is it the flipping pages of a calendar?
Is it just one directional ?
or is it another dimension in itself?
Is it linear or circular?
Does it have a beginning or an end?
Is it an illusion or is it for real?
I wonder.

All I know are the imprints
time leaves on my noggin.
All I can remember are
the fading memories of the past
and never the dimension of the future.
All I know is that it can fly like an arrow,
leaving behind scars and thoughts.

When it flows even without an entropy
and when no one is there to attest,
it exists.
Still exists.

It confuses even the intelligent
for today it is there
and tomorrow it is old.
It comes and goes as it likes
for sometimes I wish we can just arrest it.
Is it ever possible to slow it down?
Yes, indeed, as I travel far.
I see the passage of time just like you,
but when I stand to perceive it is nothing close to you.
There is a mental clock and
Then there is a biological one,
The physical body evolves with it,
Even as I stay rooted to the past.
The physical body reshapes itself,
Even as I try walking fast.
There is also the psychological one,
which is all about one's personal impressions.

It never stays still
and flies away just at its will.

It is an enigma
which can never be understood
because we all see it the same way,
yet grasp differently.
I can see the clock
and still never see time.
Yet, I call something timeless,
and cherish it like new.
Time therefore,
 is magical,
and an infinite loop.

©Meena Arvind
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