bargaining with space and time
They make promises to themselves and to the universe and in that moment they believe they got the better of the bargain, they believe that everything is forever and infinite.
Later, much later, they will realize their mistake.
Nothing lasts forever.
Promises regarding space and time disintegrate like paper in the rain.
When they finally feel their space and time slipping through their fingers they stop winding their watches and they unplug their clocks. As though the disruption of electricity could halt time forever at six minutes past eleven.
They fret over the things they had meant to do instead of moving forward.
They mourn what’s been lost instead of celebrating what’s still to come.
Instead of reveling in all that is available to them.
And space and time sigh and laugh and continue dancing into the future.
About flax-golden tales. Photo by Carey Farrell. Text by Erin Morgenstern.