Daily Prompt: Finally
Finally. That word says so much. It marks the end of waiting for some anticipated special event. Is finally relative to the user’s point of view? Or is there some supernatural process going on? Because finally isn’t the same for everyone all the time. For some, it can be waiting for a test result for three days, for others graduating from college after five years. Doesn’t finally qualify length of time? If so how can it change?
Throughout my life, I have used the word finally often. As a small child when time seemed to stand still while I was anticipating something. I remember my dad telling me that the older you get, the quicker time passes so I shouldn’t wish my life away. I didn’t believe him then. As a teenager when I was finally too old to be considered a kid. As an adult when pregnancies seemed to last forever and my kids at long last grasped an important concept. But now, in my sixties, I don’t seem to ever say finally about anything. I am in a perpetual state of catching up.
Time has a habit of creeping up on me. I don’t understand how time passes so quickly now. A year is still 365 days long. And there are still 24 hours in a day. Right? How does it happen that the year passes more like 200 days and the days more like 16 hours? No wonder I am always behind. Do the days and years really shorten, or is the universe playing tricks on me? Is there some kind of magic going on? Or has my perspective changed as I have matured? One thing for sure, I believe my dad now. He sure knew what he was talking about.
It’s already the last day of 2017. I always think that the year will last a long time, but the year is gone in just a blink of an eye. What did I accomplish this year? I did some quilting. I took care of a sick friend. I visited with my family and friends in Florida. I got rid of an awful lot of stuff…the sad thing is that I will be starting 2018 doing the same thing, getting rid of stuff. I am starting to wonder if there isn’t someone smuggling stuff into the house and garage just to keep me busy. How in the world could two people have so much junk? I guess when I am moved out and have purged all of the stuff I will happily use finally when describing the long process. 🙂
All in all, it’s been a good year for me albeit shorter than last year.
Have a good day,