Time Frames

Time, Time Management, Stopwatch
Don’t forget to turn your clocks back.
In the early days of cinematography, moving pictures were flipped by hand, cranked one frame at a time. The first few frames would linger visibly on the screen before the next frame would appear.  You would see the lapse and hear the flick-flick-flick of the shutters. 

Gradually, the operator would work up enough speed and you were no longer conscious of any lapse of time, being lulled into a deception of movement, clear and smooth.
Pocket Watch, Watch, Timepiece, Clock
Grief is like that.  Each tick, tick, tick of the day lingers, shadowed by intermittent darkness, flicking ever so slowly, a life framed in loss.   Then gradually, time quickens.  It gathers up speed so that we hardly hear the crank of each second. Then, with some blurring of time, the days smooth out and the movement of life resumes. 
     -----G. Hill
Clock, Butterfly, Grades, City, Tree
Time as the Trickster, Blurring All the Lines
God grant us the serenity to accept the things we cannot change,
the courage to change the things we can,
and the wisdom to know the difference.
       ------Reinhold Niebuhr 
Fantasy, Clock, Time, Light, Magic
The distinction between the past, present and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion.
      ------Albert Einstein 
Hourglass, Time, Sand, Hour, Transience, Ephemeral
For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven.
     -----Ecclesiastes 3:1
Clock, Butterflies, Flower, Earthy
A time to weep, And a time to laugh,
A time to mourn, And a time to dance.
Turning Back Time:  What Would You Say to Your Younger Self?

You are less alone than you thought.
Embrace your curiosity. Ask just one more question.
Think beyond the short wins of the ego and live for the ultimate truths.
Remember to say your evening and morning prayers.
Value your lessons learned.
Value your gifts--the ones you did not earn.
Read more.
It's going to be all right.
You made some good choices---good job!
Kindness is stronger than might.


Clock, Time, Dove, Clock Face, Peace
But do not overlook this one fact, beloved, that with the Lord one day is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.
      ------2 Peter 3:8

More on the Theme of Elusive Time:

The Eternity of the Moment

Late Harvest

Endless Motion

Pocket Watch, Clock, Gold, Clock Face
Above all, trust in the slow work of God. —Pierre de Chardin

5 Comments Add yours

  1. Nancy E Buhrer says:

    so much wisdom with this post- the beauty of the Serenity Prayer and the Scripture- the process of grief as with time the pain diminishes and life resumes- oh so true but while you are experiencing it – it feels like a knife in the heart- Thank you – this is very inspiring


    1. I have many friends deep in grief. I hoped this might give them hope. Time will tell.


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