A good holiday is one spent among people whos notions of time are vaguer than yours. ~ John B. Priestly.
In just 4 more days our Irish friends will be returning whence they came. Where did all that time go?
Time is funny. The older I get the faster it flies yet I remember as a child, 6 weeks of summer seemed like forever & ever.
So here are some oddities about time & distance & that sort of thing because it's not just me, you know. Time really is odd.
Out here we say, "In a jiffy," all the time as in, "I'll be with you in just a jiffy", or "Hold on a jiffy". Jiffy is an actual measurement of time. It equals 1/100th of a second. We all needed to know that didn't we.
Do you count the time lapse between thunder & lightening to work out how close a storm is? Well the typical lightening bolt is 2"~4" wide & 4 miles long. I'm sure somewhere out there, there is a physicist with too much time on his hands & too little to do who has worked out the math for this information ~ but it's not me!
And here's a doozy. America & England adopted the Gregorian calendar on September 14th 1752 ~ & lost 11 days! What happened to them? I'd've been peeved, growing so much older so fast! Still if you fly from London to N.Y by concord it is possible to arrive 2 hours before you leave. Who said time travel wasn't possible?!
Then there's Armageddon. You know, when the stars fall from the sky. The sun is a star. When it goes it will be 8 minutes before anyone will even be aware of the fact we don't have a sun any more. Boggles the mind, doesn't it.
Most of us are time deprived ~ so we purchase self help books to help us manage our time better. 95% of self help books purchased are never used.