- How old is he? Oh… 36 months today!
- How long has he been gone? Just about seven months now…
- How long did you serve? Four long and painful years.
I had all these thought about time lately. I am struck how often we feel the need to mark things off. Like seven months is insignificant but six month mark is big. We count the months off to make the ages of our kids but stop at some point, maybe at three or about four years.
In the Corps we marked it with a count down, how many more wake ups you had until you were released. Seems that has more to do with prison time than anything else.
Maybe it has to do with some odd human connection to math or calendars. It has always bugged me a ton.
I saw this quote from henry Rollins about time and it hit home.
“There is no such thing as spare time, no such thing as free time, no such thing as downtime. All you got is life time. Go.”
It hit me and reminded me that the life time we all got is quickly evaporating. We all put off too much. All we got is life time. Go.