Only Time Can Tell

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I dig in my pocket; looking for my cell phone - troubled because of my large gloves – I find it and I look at the little digital clock. My breath blows out small clouds, painted white by the coldness of the winter; clouds, which creates tiny dewdrops on the surface of the display. I wipe away the drops and then the numbers and the hands of the clock are revealed. 8.03. Damn it. Again I failed to manage it. I lost track of time. Time goes. But where did it go? What happens when time goes? And where does it go? It goes to a place called ‘the past’. And the past is like a piece of silk, which softly is folded and put in a chest with a large padlock on. You cannot get the past back to the present. You can capture the present by using cameras and diaries, but they become past as soon as they are created. The past resists of memories, and once they have turned into memories, it is too late to correct. This is also why it is a shame that people tend to live in the past and the future, instead of living in the moment now, and now, and now… The young girl is looking straight ahead at the other side of the road – that is her goal. She only has to take one step after another, and then she can manage to reach it. The girl is thinking about her goal, concentrates all her attention on the goal she will reach in her near future. But her focus should have been directed towards the car that hit her in her present. But who knew? Only time could tell. People – especially youngsters – have a careless view on time. What does it mean to be 2 minutes late? What does simply 2 minutes mean? Well, they can for example be a matter of life or death. If you are in the wrong place at the wrong time, you can risk meeting death. But if only you had been there 2 minutes, well or just 2 seconds later, you would have been able to keep on living. 2 minutes are important. It is not acceptable to have a careless sight on time, when so many people have lost their loved ones because of time. Time is...
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