#SOLSC20: Day 28

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Still 60 seconds in a minute

And 60 minutes in an hour,

Yet hours slip by.

Alarms buzz,

Snooze is pressed,

And time slips by.

Schedules adjust

Days become monotonizingly the same

TGI . . . what? And time slips by.

School buses remain in bus barns,

Churches are shuttered,

And days slip by.

Home 24/7 and tasks remain unfinished

Deadlines seem relaxed,

And weeks slip by.

Time, adrift without a schedule,

Time, unprioritized externally,

          Time slips by.

How have changing schedules impacted you and your community? 

How are your keeping track of time and days?

How are you maintaining goals and purposes and mental sanity?

Thank you, Two Writing Teachers, for this daily forum in March. Check out the writers and readers here.

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10 responses

  1. We are in a kind of limbo. Schedules are disrupted…time passes and at times we feel like we are in a daze.

    1. That daze . . . mental fog matches the physical fog that we seem to have day after day. And my answer to “What did I do today?” seems less purposeful. Maybe back to crossing items off the list . . . WAIT, what list?

  2. I’m realizing that time is a social construct. When you don’t have to be somewhere or be doing something it matters very little. I wanted to create a schedule for myself to keep some normalcy, but then I thought, “This isn’t normal. Let’s just go with the flow. What is life like when we aren’t tied to schedules but allow ourselves the freedom to go with the flow?” I still have things I want to do and need to do, but feel more like a human being than a human doing right now. It’s been interesting.

    1. Love your choices, Paula of “being” versus “doing”.

  3. Today, because it’s raining and dreary, I am not even aware of the position of the sun. Is it late morning? early afternoon? twilight? Here’s what I know–it’s spring and I can rejoice in the new growth and the forsythia and the Lenten Rose and the narcissus. My daily schedule may be non existent, but nature keeps its own time. We are here to experience it.

    1. Spring . . . yes, temp hit 68 degrees and then severe storm watch again. Nature does keep its own time. Great reminder, Diane. And looking up Lenten Rose!

  4. I have been so busy during the weeks that I have not had any downtime. I have had long dinners with family followed by games and movies. I run with friends (6 feet apart) every day, but I have not had any time for projects, cleaning or even reading for pleasure. Hoping things settle so I can do some of those things — or maybe I am better off busy …

    1. Clare,
      Busy . . . but I’m not always sure busy with what? LOL!

  5. I like the phrase you used: unprioritized externally
    When nothing seems to be urgent or a priority, it is so easy to awake, eat a meal or two, and realize it is time for bed again. Not sure how I was so busy before. for me, it is when I have less connections, less gets done. On days I have more online meetings scheduled, I am more motivated and do more. This is such a weird time…

    1. Time . . . floats by some days and rushes by other days. Pacing. Yes, so weird!

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