Our Measurement (207 or 365)
As I was walking my dog this evening, on our afternoon route, (Abby determines which way we go in the afternoon) I came across this bee struggling in a small puddle of water. As I watched it spin around in an attempt to find dry land, I thought more about life and our own measurement of life.
Time is an abstract measurement we have invented in order to keep track of elemental changes over a non spatial continuum. It is denoted by numbers and/or named periods such as hours, days, weeks, months and years. It is an apparently irreversible series of occurrences within this non spatial continuum. It is also used to denote an interval between two relative points on this continuum. (from Wikipedia)
We measure our entire life by time. When we are born we are issued a birth certificate that has “time of birth”, and at that moment, the clock starts on our life. We normally do not think of this as a ticking down of time, but rather an optimistic view on how much time we have.
Time is never given back and this is what I mean about “our measurement”. Rather than measure our lives by the time we have, we should measure it by the distance we go within that time space.
Yes, I saved the bee.