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The powers of Time

by LSB
The powers of time

“Do you believe in destiny? That even the powers of time can be altered for a single purpose?”~ Bram Stoker

The first thing that pops into my head when I read the quote was the Sanderson sisters and Hocus Pocus, which might I add will be watching this weekend, or will already have watched it depending on when I get to finish this post. (Full disclosure: We actually didn’t watch it this Halloween – we ended up watching two other movies instead) They all tried so hard, so so hard to alter the powers of time to regain their youth. Is it possible? To alter time?

Hmmm, I’m not so sure altering time is possible and if it was would it be even safe? Surely the altercations of altering an already mapped out schedule would end up causing problems somewhere else, past or future. Or maybe I just watch too much sci-fi?! The fact is the clock is constantly ticking and even by the time I finish writing this post I will be older than I was when I started it. Yes, a bit dramatic but all the same, accurate.

There are times I wish I could have altered time. Gone back and maybe pushed a loved one to go to doctors when they weren’t feeling well and then perhaps they might still be here, rather than gone before their time.

There’s that word again….


Overall I don’t think time should be altered. I think everything happens for a reason. I also think our time here is mapped out. I think we all have a clock and some stop far earlier than we think they should but I think that is down to destiny too.

That said we speed up how fast that clock ticks too. Stress, not eating well, how we abuse our bodies. Tick, tick, tock.

I am very much a believer in destiny though. I am very much for the saying – “what is meant for you, won’t pass you by.” I believe we all have a path. While sometimes we may ramble off into a different tributary, we usually head back onto where we should be. Well most of us do.

I think I am where I should be. Though where I am right now might not be where I want to be geographically, overall the components of my life are how they should be and I am very content in typing that. I am with, who I hope, is a life partner. I like to think he is my missing puzzle piece. Given we how we got together, honestly, it does feel like destiny. My children are happy and healthy.

I know… Another post that I have somehow managed to twist into sop. I won’t apologise for it though because I did my hard slog of many years of utter misery to get to where I am now.

One thing’s for certain though, if anything this year has taught me – we all got all the time in the world during lockdown yet this year has been the quickest year of my life so far. So much time to think, time to do, time to slow down, yet in actual fact, it really seems like we have had no time at all.


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