Monday, June 27, 2011


It's a strange thing, but when you are dreading something, and would give anything to slow down time, it has a disobliging habit of speeding up.  ~J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Time is a funny thing. 

It can move as slowly or as quickly as it wants, depending on your own hopes and wishes...

...and yet, it is so entirely reliable all at the same time. Things repeat themselves in the most calm and reassuring cycle. Dates and times moving forward and yet circling in a gradual loop. 

365 days in a year. 28-31 days in a month. 7 days in a week. 

But I will admit...sometimes, I wish I could make time move as I chose. 

I wish I could borrow Hermione's Time-Turner. 

I wish I could freeze moments in time...those moments that make you feel more alive than you've ever felt in your life...your skin afire and your breath tingling like electricity in your lungs. 

I wish I could speed up certain events...passing through the heartbreak of the current moments, silencing the inner struggles and casting away the Dementors in my own mind as easily as though I wielded the power of the Patronus. 

I wish I could rewind...go back to moments in my past and fix them...make different decisions and not act like such a foolish child, and maybe save myself some pain and heartache in the long run. 

But then I realize...what purpose would that serve?

What would I learn if I change my past?

What would it serve to me to feel nothing of pain or sorrow...what growth would I obtain?

And if certain moments were frozen and repeatable, what sort of precious would they be? Would they not fade into something trivial and empty, nothing to be rejoiced it at all? 

As much as I envy Hermoine her Time-Turner...

...I do think that I shall live in the present 

and savor my own moments 

as they occur. 

"So do not worry about tomorrow; for tomorrow will care for itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own." ~Matthew 6:34


  1. you are amazing and inspiring. that's all i have to say. :)

  2. Bloom where (and when) you are planted. :)

  3. Agreed! I wish I had that time turner necklace though!!

  4. @Qui: I wish I did, too. I think it's my next HP purchase

    @Grace: That's my plan and's one of those things that I know you understand.

    @LeAhnna: You're a sweetheart. <3

  5. I know how you feel. I, too, wish that I could speed time sometimes and slow it down on other occasions. But I guess we all must live every moment to its fullest. Make the best out of the time we are given.

  6. Oh I know just what you mean... For the past year I've thought that time hates me. :P The times I'm looking forward to take years to come and then are gone in a heartbeat fading all to quickly in my memory. I want time to pass faster than it does but I want those short moments of joy to stay for much longer...

    But then at the same time I am so happy with where I'm at in my life. :) Time isn't so bad after all

  7. Time is one of those complicated things that I could write a million posts's such a confusing, beautiful aspect of life.


I look at you and see all the ways a soul can bruise, and I wish I could sink my hands into your flesh and light lanterns along your spine so you know there's nothing but light when I see you. :: Shinji Moon