It’s all we get.
These split seconds that build into the hours of our lives.
How do we squeeze each moment out of a day? No clue, but I am trying, even as I watch time blow. I still sit for an hour in bed, every morning. I started adding up those hours, seven in a week, almost a full day of instants by the end of the second week. It is because the amounts are incremental that it doesn’t seem like much.
Something I’ve discovered: there are not right and wrong moments. There are just moments. Ok that is cavalier. But in a greater sense, no moment is ever perfect. Or imperfect. Think for a second and the second is gone.
Everything is motion, change, the bits evolving into a second hand on a watch.
I have no idea why I am all philosophical at this juncture.
Other than this map continues to be drawn in little marks, never the whole spead overr the table.
1. a very brief period of time; an indefinitely short period of time; instant:
"she was silent for a moment before replying"
synonyms: little while, short time, bit, minute, instant, second, split second; informal sec
an exact point in time. "she would always remember the moment they met
3. the present time or any other particular time
4. an appropriate time for doing something; an opportunity. "I was waiting for the right moment"
a particular stage in something's development or in a course of events.
5. a definite period or stage, as in a course of events; juncture:
6. importance or consequence. "a decision of great moment"
synonyms: importance, import, significance, consequence, note, weight, concern, interest
7. PHYSICS a turning effect produced by a force acting at a distance on an object.
the magnitude of a turning effect produced by a force acting at a distance, expressed as the product of the force and the distance from its line of action to a given point.
8. STATISTICS a quantity that expresses the average or expected value of the first, second, third, or fourth power of the deviation of each component of a frequency distribution from some given value, typically mean or zero. The first moment is the mean, the second moment the variance, the third moment the skew, and the fourth momen tthe kurtosis.
9. Philosophy. an aspect of a thing; an essential or constituent factor.
l300 -1350; Middle English < Latin mōmentum motion, cause of motion, hence, influence, importance,essential factor, moment of time, equivalent to mō-(variant stem of movēre to move ) + -mentum -ment