Sunday, 30 June 2013
Actually one should never say that they will never do anything, just as one should never hate anything.
For over a month when I returned to Scotland I didn't keep up with my Blogworld. It was not because I didn't want to but because I just couldn't allocate enough time amongst all the other things that I also wanted to do.
I went into town on Friday morning to get a birthday card for an old friend because I thought that I could get a more appropriate one than one of the hundred or so that I have in my desk drawer (yes really). I could not. Nor could I get any inspiration for a present - I really am hopeless. So I went to The Woodlands for a coffee and to write the card and some postcards as well so that they could catch the Friday post.
It was a bit odd being in The Woodlands without a companion. Two things struck me: the number of people whom I knew (and therefore spent time chatting to and catching up with) and the fact that there was only one other person out of a pretty full gathering who was male (a visitor from Lincolnshire I think I was told).
A person to whom I chatted for some time came to the Island two years after I did (we worked in the same organisation) and she also did a stint lecturing in the University at Palmerston North in New Zealand. So we always have a lot to chat about.
The thing we both have most in common, though, is something neither of us have enough of: TIME.
Someone else that I met mentioned how much time dragged for him these days. That made me think.
I often see the saying "When God made time He made plenty of it." Actually I would suggest that time, per se, is simply a dimension in which events can be ordered from the past through the present into the future. It can also be used to measure of durations of events and the intervals between them. So it's really a tool that man uses rather than something made.
Anyway, I digress, if God did make time, then either he didn't make enough or, as far as I am concerned, He gave us far too many things with which to fill it.
Such as writing rather esoteric and unnecessary posts like this one which could have been summarised as "Never again will I go for 6 weeks without keeping up with Blogland because it takes sooooo long to catch up!"