Jump Start Your Brain: Another Year Over

JumpstartHappy Saturday, Modern Philosophers!

I pulled a Milford and stayed in bed way too late this morning.  Well, for this Modern Philosopher at least, being in bed after 10AM is extremely late.

I woke up at my normal time, but my head and stomach weren’t feeling right, so I crawled back under the covers.  Cali must have sensed that her Daddy was sick, because she curled up next to me and turned on her adorable purring system.

I’ve made it down to the couch, but I’m still in my pajamas, and I’m wearing my Magic Robe.  If you’ve followed this blog long enough, you know that if I’ve put on the Magic Robe, I am in desperate need of its healing powers.

Needless to say, my brain definitely needs a jump start on this last Saturday of 2014.  The rest of my body needs a jump start as well, but I don’t have a regular weekly feature that covers that.  So, I guess I’m screwed.

Anyone else need a jump start?  I’ve got 1000 volts of Deep Thoughts here to get your gray matter humming again…

Is it really the final weekend of 2014?  The year is about to end?  Seriously?  My next Jump Start post is going to take place in 2015?  Where did the time go?

Did 2014 seem to pass quickly?  Is it possible that time slows down at certain points, but then completely speeds up at others?  I remember last Winter being so long and seemingly never ending, so why does it feel like this year went by at the blink of an eye?

Does time seem to pass at a different rate depending on your age?  Is the passage of time relative to your level of happiness?  Does it drag when you’re sad and depressed or trapped at work, and then speed up when you are happy, in love, and enjoying yourself?

Does the fact that I’m asking where the time went mean that I’ve become old and irrelevant?  Does one only ask about where the time went when one is pondering his own mortality?

Could I be asking all these deep philosophical questions because I’m not feeling well?  Does my brain go into a heightened sense of awareness when it senses that germs have made it into the bloodstream and are threatening to take control of my body?

Or am I just asking these questions because it’s been another rough Holiday Season?  Am I sensing a disturbance in The Force because I know a certain someone is close by and has made no effort to reach out to me?  Is my sense of time thrown off by the confusion in my heart?  Do I simply lose track of time because I’ve been so distracted?

How quickly do you think 2015 will pass, Modern Philosophers?  Will the year treat us well?  Will we remember it as the year that time stood still?

So many Deep Thoughts to ponder, Modern Philosophers.  I’m going back to bed…

About Austin

Native New Yorker who's fled to the quiet life in Maine. I write movies, root for the Yankees, and shovel lots of snow.
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20 Responses to Jump Start Your Brain: Another Year Over

  1. cariwiese says:

    It’s funny you should mention this. I feel like 2014 flew too fast as well. Does it make us old to wonder these things? Is it just the marking of age that we feel time differently? I hope not. I’d like to say that 2015 won’t be the same, that it is a year full of possibility, that it is a long time. But, then again, I might be saying this same thing a year from now about 2015.

    I cant decide if this post made me feel philosophical or depressed lol. But either way, I enjoyed it!

  2. I love it when I can read something and laugh at it because I can totally relate. Thank you for jump starting my brain today! Get well soon!

  3. In essence, 2014 has been the worst of my life, so the only way is up!!

  4. List of X says:

    All I can say is that 2015 will pass even faster than 2014…

  5. JED says:

    Wait, 2015? I thought it was still 2013. Did I miss the entire year 2014? It really went fast but hoping 2015 is a better year!

  6. allskyedout says:

    Only God knows how 2015 will be. Thanks for sharing and I hope you feel all better.

  7. markbialczak says:

    Every year goes by faster than the before, Austin. It’s all math. Think about it. When you’re, say, five, one year is a fifth of your life. When you’re 10, a year is only a 10th of your life. It speeds by in comparison. Each year zips by more quickly. Happy New Fast Year, buddy.

  8. ksbeth says:

    like mark, wise old sage that he is, and a few weeks younger than me – life does speed up as you go and there is no going back unless you master your time travel. i’m going to guesstimate that 2015 will take a full year to complete, but feel like about 6 months. happy new year, austin.

  9. I’m hoping for a better more promising 2015, for me and for you too. Happy New Year! Get some sleep!

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