02C30: Not So Fast

Monday Curry Cabbage

Metro Manila Community Quarantine - Day 1052

I want to read the rest of the titles we picked up at Komiket over the weekend. I want to try out some of the board games that just arrived at the Sietch. I want to go back into Star Trek Online and join the rest of the virtual community in mourning the passing of Annie Wersching, who played the Borg Queen in the last season of Picard. I want to unbox more of the Transformers that I had purchased last year but are still in their boxes littered around the Sietch. 

But there's never quite enough time for everything that we want to do -although I put a LOT of effort into trying to challenge things as best as I could.

On that note, I don't get how so many people have decided to joke/complain about how "long" this January feels. I understand that our ability to perceive the passing of time is ultimately relative based on our experiences and such. Actual time moves at a firm and steady pace and doesn't really have a lot of uncertainty. How we view time is what's mutable and finicky. 

Moreso in these recent years, I've never found myself ever wishing for time to go faster - not even during the lockdowns. There's so much to live about most waking moments. There will always be so many things that I want to do. And it will always feel like there's never enough time.

January can last as long as it needs to. I don't want us to rush to the end of this year or this decade or whatever. I just want more time somehow. The rest is just improvisation.