When we look at life it can sometimes be difficult to see the red thread…the one thing that has always been there, that has always mattered to us. We have different jobs, different places we live, different holidays, maybe different friends, different boyfriends…where is the red thread?
When I think about all the different places I have lived, all the different people I have met, my different jobs, different boyfriends – one thing has always been important to me is: TIME.
Time is the one thing we cannot replace. No matter how much we pay – we can never retrieve lost time. And for that reason I have always been an impatient person: I don’t like waiting for people who are late for instance because they are wasting my time. It is the reason why I don’t have a TV – because I know that spending time watching TV will be something I look back at as a waste. It is the reason why I have never postponed any dreams like travelling because I don’t believe there is time…I never take time for granted. It is a precious gift that I can never replace or replenish.
For that reason I also view having a long extra-marital/relationship affair as unforgivable. Not because the adulterous have sex with someone else, but because they waste their partner’s time. This to me is the worst thing you can do. To deliberately waste someone’s time.
We are responsible for our own use of time – but when it comes to other people’s time – let us at least do our best (be aware) not to waste their most irreplaceable commodity.
"Time is free, but it’s priceless. You can’t
own it, but you can use it. You can’t keep
it, but you can spend it. Once you’ve lost it
you can never get it back."