Life is slipping by, you know? This elastic world of time is being pulled and tugged in so many directions all around me. I happened perchance today upon some little girl pictures of a childhood playmate and suddenly I realized just how much time has passed - her life now with her husband the past few years, and the world of childhood now gone from this moment. The ladies I see around me, flinging speedily through time as well, were all once little girls with me too. I looked at them as peers, and now their little children have peers of their own.
There is this sense in which I see that everyone else is at a different place in life than I am; either just leaving those childhood years, beginning it again with their own children, or setting out on a journey with their new spouse. For me it's not so much that I pine after someone else's life as that I find myself in the most interesting position of watching all of this slide by, myself caught in a web of schoolwork, yet retaining the same quantity of life experience and crazy adventures as my married friends.
Where am I now? Where is such a more accurate question than when, for when is relative.
And now I shall just go and ponder my Lord and His timelessness. What a comfort that is!