“Hospitals are places that you have to stay in for a long time, even if you are a visitor. Time doesn’t seem to pass in the same way in hospitals as it does in other places. Time seems to almost not exist in the same way as it does in other places.”
(quote author above)
We go about our daily lives trying to ignore the fact the hour glass is running so fast towards the end.
There is really only one subject I have not written about on this website.
Why do we avoid the subject? Surely, should be up for discussion, pretty important topic.
The word people fear and try to avoid thinking about, but it is coming as sure as taxes.
Time and death sort of go hand and hand don’t they?
Our lives are filled with daily chores, making lists, all the while ignoring the tick-tock, tick tock of our hearts clock.
Every heart has a timer of sorts, and it will stop one day, one minute, one second.
Will I have regrets? Can I make amends that I need to before then?
Will I have the time to complete any unfinished business?
I often forget to stop and think about the ticking of my own heart’s clock.
Do I have time to please people I dislike? No. Refuse.
Do I have time to try to make others happy, that will not be happy no matter what? No.
People I know constantly worry about their reputations.
Wonder if when they are lying in the hospital, going towards their last breath if they will think:
“Was my reputation good enough?”
“Did I please everyone?”
“Have I reached the education level and professional goals I wanted?”
No, they will not be thinking the above thoughts at all.
People who are near death only think of one thing – love
The last minutes of life are filled with visions of loved ones and people often speak to them, even if their loved ones have passed on (please keep in mind I have witnessed death in the healthcare field on several occasions).
The person only thinks of family and the people they long for, the deepest loves of their lives…..not bills, education, social status, or chores.
Many people never understand why I prioritize my life different from others, it is because when you witness death, you see what matters clearly.
We are only here for a short time, and then gone as a puff of smoke.
Love is all that matters in the end, and all people think about when the last bit of sand runs out of time in the hourglass.
The bloggers below wrote of time, and their thoughts prior to my own thoughts above.
If the bloggers had known this post was about death, their thoughts of the word “time” may have been different, as people generally do not like to discuss or even read the word “death.”
as the song goes “time is on my side, yes it is….”
Is time on my side? Is time really on anyone’s side?
Our brains avoid the word “death” or thinking of death automatically.
In order for time to be on our side, doesn’t this require the acceptance that death is a surety?
However, time and death are intertwined.
My research was to see how many bloggers put time and death together in their thinking process.
All of the thoughts below are from people around the world, just from reading a single, powerful word.
Words have much power, it amazes me the power of words.
Previous Research Post:
Been doing much thinking of the word “time” lately, there is one song in particular that sums up my thoughts. I am not going to add my thoughts here yet, as this is a sort-of a research post, and my interjection may scue the results.
If you don’t mind my asking this question of you:
“What is the very first thought that pops into your mind when reading the word, time?”
The Thinking Man sculpture at Musée Rodin in Paris (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
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