Tale Weaver # 246 – Eternity – October 24

This week Michael asks us to consider the concept of eternity. It doesn’t always refer to the next life. Sometimes waiting for the doctor can seem like an eternity….so any long wait can leave us frustrated and thinking we’ll never get seen to.


As kids, things like birthdays and Christmas seem an eternity away as do school holidays at the start of a new term.
As adults, waiting in queues or traffic jams seem to replace that, but eventually it all evens out and we get where we’re supposed to be.
Time has a different meaning depending on age and when you’re 5, a year is a whopping 20% of your life, whereas when you’re 50, a year is just 2%, so pro rata time it’s smaller and theoretically goes faster as we get older. I’m 63 now and time goes pretty fast, especially this year which has only 68 days left to run.

Can you imagine what it would be like to be waiting for something that never arrives, looking for something that can never be found or travelling somewhere only never to get there? It’s a bit like the UK State Pension when just as you get close, the goalposts are moved leaving you waiting as it’s just beyond your reach through no fault of your own.

Just a thought from a tired mind at the moment, but a thought nonetheless.

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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11 Responses to Tale Weaver # 246 – Eternity – October 24

  1. Avia Tinder says:

    The love/hate neighbor who moved away, and I, had a saying that summed this up. Whatever “it” was–it “took forever and a day”; and whichever one of us said this, the other responded with, “and it’s that day that kills you” (as if forever was not sufficiently too long) 🙂 Thinking of you today, with fervent prayers for your health ❤

  2. Sadje says:

    This is a new way to look at time, as a percentage of life lived. Good thinking.

  3. Michael says:

    I think politicians conspire to make life as difficult as possible for everyone but themselves. I’ve heard you mention that business of the pension before and it must be very frustrating. Thanks for sharing with us this week.

    • Yeah, we’d planned everything around getting my state pension at 60 (2016) then had letter to say I wouldn’t qualify until 2022. Ho hum. We’re doing OK though.

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