Saturday, 14 January 2012

Why?

Why did 2011 go so fast?  I've heard it said that the years seem to go faster the older you get, but even children are noticing the years zooming by; yet, when I was a child, I'm sure time went much slower. 

My first finished quilt!!!
I can think of 2 possible reasons for this.  Firstly, more and more of our time is spent in a virtual or technological reality. Our lives are filled with TV, computers, ipods, ipads and mobile phones etc.  'Friendships' are conducted via text or 'twitface'. Time is literally eaten up with these activities and you can easily find that hours have passed that felt like minutes! The wasted time can never be recovered and as a consequence is lost for ever.

The whole quilt.

My second theory may be a bit more difficult to get your head around.  I've mentioned it to a couple of people with varying reactions from 'surprise that they understood what I meant' to 'looks that suggested that I'd lost my marbles'.
My quilt in situ - don't know if it's going to live here

What occured to me was the thought that time may ACTUALLY be slowing down.  I find, when trying to imagine the extent of the Universe, I have to stop after only a few seconds because it totally overwhelmes me, but one thing I do know is that the Universe is still expanding. And therefore I would suggest time is slowing down as a consequence.  The cycles of the solar system and the workings of clocks etc still seem the same but they all move with the Universe. (Are you still here or have you shut down your computer and run screaming from the mad woman yet?) It would explain why each year seems to go faster than the last, why people look younger than their parents at the same age and why life expectancy is always increasing.

Don't worry, I haven't lost my mind.  I don't really believe this;  it's just an example of the way my mind works sometimes when I let it run amok   :-).
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Well enough of that rubbish - The other day I saw that the second issue of Crafteroo online magazine was out so, as I found the first issue such good value and full of inspiring articles, I ordered and downloaded it.  I haven't read it yet but am looking forward to doing so.  Imagine my surprise when I got home to find I'd won one of the prizes offered in the first issue.  Namely the pattern above for pyjama pants and a cosmetic bag offered by Sew Me Happy.  I think this will be great made up from a soft brushed-cotton sheet so I'll look out for one in a charity shop. 

Crafting since last time:

Knitted scarf started - from a scarf my DD didn't want, that I unrun to make into a nicer one.
Zipped pouches - one almost finished, another started.

Bye for now
Teresa x

3 comments:

Highland Monkey's said...

Lovely quilt. Looks very professional for a first time.
As to your in depth theory about time going so fast....sorry it went over my head haha!!

Linnhe Mara said...

The quilt looks fabulous Theresa, so warm and inviting.

I agree with your first theory, struggle a bit with your second and offer you a possible third. Our expectations of what we should have and achieve are so much higher than those of the previous generations. We, and are children, think we have to fill our lives and accomplish so much that we have given ourselves little or no time to sit and enjoy. Shut the world out, switch off, relax and that lazy afternoon will last a lot longer.

wayside wanderer said...

Oh, lovely quilt! I like it a lot.

I don't about theories on time and space, but I do think the busier we are the quicker time flies and you are so right about so much technology invading our lives. I think this is why I love nature so much. It is so quiet and peaceful. Right now I'm watching 3 sea gulls out my window soaring and floating on the wind. How fabulous that must be.