Where does it go?

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Where does it go? I’m talking about time and my journey through it. Time is a man-made affair which has been with us since, well, the beginning of time. Did you see what I did there?

Film Clips

You know all those little film clips we have in our mind? We can call them up and play them over as and when we like. A sort of personal Netflix stored deep within our brains. Memories, scenes from yesterday or many years ago. Conversations, situations, some funny, some sad, but all unique to ourselves. It might be something simple like catching a frog as a seven-year-old, or going on a family holiday and you wet the bed! Whatever the moment, it will be somewhere in the archive of your mind’s eye.

Carl Jung could make Apple Pie

I suppose we all reminisce especially as we get older. I think it’s good, so long as you don’t dwell there. After all, the future should be full of optimism, even though we are running short of time. For some reason, I think I’m beginning to sound like Carl Jung the Swiss Psychoanalyst! He could make an apple pie from the meanings of your dreams. I’m digressing so back to my original question, where does it go?

1966 Was A Great Year

In 1966, England won the football World Cup. I was 10 years old and like 92% of the country, was glued to the radio. At the same time, The Beatles and The Rolling Stones were dominating the world with their pop music. I had a bus full of Grandparents, Auntie’s, Uncles, Cousins, friends and summer seemed to last forever. I can see them all now, in the Netflix of my mind. Yet, it was 53 years ago and counting! It could have been yesterday, but it wasn’t. Never mind, the happy memory together with millions of others will last for as long as my bum points downwards.

The Pub

So where did it all go? It didn’t really go anywhere. Warning, philosophical moment ahead. All we have is the ‘now’. Things happen, life happens and it’s good to be a part of it. People come and go, some good, some not so good just like the days of our lives. There’s an old saying, “some people are like clouds, when they go it’s a beautiful day!” Some mornings I wake and spend the first 10 minutes pondering which day it is. “Ah, Saturday, no, Friday, no no, it’s Saturday…….” It doesn’t matter. What really matters is that we can enjoy every second. Now, what time does the pub open?

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21 Comments
  • librepaley
    February 16, 2019

    Some intriguing sub-headings. There’s some dilemma in that if we do not play information or memories back in our heads repeatedly then we forget, but also yes, we cannot get stuck in the past. All about balance I guess. But worth remembering to, that despite today’s challenges, some things are better now, at least in our society, not least increased tolerance and acceptance of difference.

    • admin
      February 16, 2019

      Thank you, Libre, I agree that there’s an awful lot better about life now than years ago. Technology, when used properly is a wonderful thing, not just in computers, but medicine too. It is the most peaceful time the world has found itself in, let’s hope it stays that way for our future generations.

  • Bryntin
    February 16, 2019

    It’s 11.30am here (the pub opening, not now) so I’m late. They’ll probably keep my stool warm though. The sit on stool, at the bar not… well, anyway.

    Yes, where does the past go? Another ’66 legend gone just this week. All we have is now and the newsreels stored in our heads.

    • admin
      February 16, 2019

      Thank you, Bryntin, never give up hope for tomorrow.

      • rugby843
        February 16, 2019

        That’s a hard task for me lately.

        • admin
          February 16, 2019

          So sorry, I do hope things can get better for you, Rugby. Big hugz to you.

  • christineplouvier
    February 16, 2019

    The older I get, the faster the world turns.

    • admin
      February 16, 2019

      Thank you, Christine and that’s exactly how I feel.

  • susiesopinions
    February 16, 2019

    Hubby had ‘3 Wednesdays’ in the week. lol

    • admin
      February 16, 2019

      I know that feeling, Susie 😁

  • Wilt
    February 16, 2019

    Like this post very much. Food for thought for sure. I like your Netflix metaphor. Wished I had been in England in 66! I was in 67 or so, just missed, but hardly a footie fan. Possibly more a fan of my foot….I was in nappies.

    • admin
      February 16, 2019

      Thank you, Wilt. Indeed, 66 was a great year for Britain as a whole. Things seemed so optimistic and I was only 10

  • Sue W
    February 17, 2019

    Great Post Trev. I remember when we won the World Cup. I was a bridesmaid at my best friend’s wedding and at the reception nearly all the boys were glued to ‘transistor’ radios. I say boys because when I look back, we were still teenagers just kids. At the ‘Time’ most people got married very young. ‘Times’ have changed!

    • admin
      February 17, 2019

      Thank you, Sue. Yes, times have certainly changed. I think the biggest change I have noticed is how much optimism there was back then, yet now, there seems so little. Maybe it’s my age. ☺️

  • Hope
    February 18, 2019

    Bravo! It’s sad how every generation (every ten (10) years) they don’t want to hear or see what happened the years before them. They don’t understand why things happen. How to count change, how to write or print, how to use their brain looking up a word in a “dictionary”. They go right to the computer. Come to think of it I do that now too. I still have my dictionaries, just need to dust them off. Technology is great but let’s don’t forget the human touch! 😉

    • admin
      February 18, 2019

      Thank you, Hope. It does seem a strange time we are living through hope. It wasn’t unusual to have a policeman give you a slap when I was growing up, now you can’t look at anyone without them being offended.

      • Hope
        February 18, 2019

        Totally agree!

  • theolounge.blog
    February 21, 2019

    Good and true thoughts, presence is the only thing we really have – and in the moment it’s gone again.

    I asked myself, what the most important time, person and act is:

    https://theolounge.blog/2017/10/07/wie-nutzt-du-dein-leben/

    • admin
      February 21, 2019

      Thank you. You are so right.

  • roninjax
    February 23, 2019

    Good points. It reminds me of a scripture verse that mentions something like – what is your life; it’s like a vapor that appears for a little time and vanishes away. I think it’s what we do with life that makes the biggest difference. 🙂

    • admin
      February 23, 2019

      Thank you, Ron. I love your analogy and you’re right about it being what we do with our lives that makes the difference.




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