Time zooms by like sun in your eyes
Personal note: When I was a little kid my mother told me not to stare into the sun, so once when I was six, I did. At first the brightness was overwhelming, but I had seen that before. I kept looking, forcing myself not to blink, and then the brightness began to dissolve. My pupils shrunk to pinholes and everything came into focus and for a moment I understood.
-Max Cohen from the movie, Pi (1998)
Ok. I’m done with the shameless plug for a cult-classic. But in reality, I found this quote resonating with me during the past couple of years since I was on hiatus from this blog. At first, I wrote my blog for a first year seminar class. I had no intention of continuing it after I completed the course, but one day, I looked back on all of the comments that showed up in my inbox and I realized that I should rekindle my blog. Where did the time go?
Have you ever stared at the sun? No, I’m not comparing the experience to Max, but really, have you ever looked at the sun for a moment on a hot, clear day? I have, and I feel like it relates to my short time in college.
If you look at the sun for a moment, that bright, powerful object in the sky will quickly make you turn away and close your eyes. A ghost image haunts you momentarily, head spinning, and it all makes sense.
Looking back into the past, a lot has happened. Coursework. Bands. Organizations. Friends. Everything has changed so quickly. Some memories are stuck with me, while other memories seem to fade away. Time seems to blur and I keep saying to myself, “where did the time go?”
Appreciate every experience you have because as time goes on, they may flicker into ghost images. Wow, I guess I can’t remember how to write a blog because it has been such a long time.