Thursday, February 7, 2013

WIndows of Time


Just thinkin (bicycle commute mode)

  • 1 second window of time: small enough to miss a certain view of sunrise's shifting light
  • 1 minute window of time: small enough to miss running into a friend you haven't seen in a long tme who happened to be in the same area as you, doing the same things
  • 1 hour window of time: small enough to miss the chance to walk a stretch of beach because the tide came in
  • 1 day window of time: small enough to miss out being there for someone who needed you. Also, an S24O.
  • 1 week window of time: small enough to miss out the peak brightness of a once-in-a-lifetime comet
  • 1 month window of time: small enough to miss out breaking a negative old habit, or starting a good new one
  • 1 year window of time: small enough to miss out on mastering a new skill and putting it to use
  • 10 years window of time: small enough to miss out on a person changing into someone new and completely unexpected
  • 100 years window of time: small enough to miss everything

Of course, every one of these window misses are also chances to catch these things happening, too. A sense of urgency, coupled with passion, is certainly warranted.

2 comments:

  1. Those photo ops are exactly the reason why I always carry a camera. What a spectacular sunrise. It appears the clouds have taken on a similar shape to the palm trees. (I presume they're palm trees...living up north, I can identify maples, but not your hot weather trees-wink.)

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    1. anniebikes those are palm trees, and this phase of morning light was gone in a minute. I stopped beside the silent street in an area where no one else was around or awake, apparently, and just soaked it in.

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