• Sanjana Tripathi

Time – an irony

Updated: Apr 23, 2020

“Time and tide waits for none”

“Wait for the right time”

“Time will tell”

“Lost time is never found again”

“Time flies over us and leaves its shadow behind”

Each of us would have heard at least one of these, if not all. With the commencement of the never ending debate between science and religion, the species stood divided in two hemispheres with one thing in common. The essence of time. A concept so fundamental and yet unfathomable. A mystery so profound that transcends all human logic. Where science sees Time as a quantity, a unit, an entity, an infinity, it won’t be an exaggeration to say that in the modern testament of religion time is God.

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Failed to land that job of your dreams? Blame it on your bad time. Your colleague just got a big promotion. Credit it to his good times. A simple logic deduced out of planetary motion now burdens it with propositions of affecting the position of the planets. How weird is that?!

And yet people say time heals. Time heals everything. And every time someone tells me that, I have this inexplicable urge of staring deep into their eyes and ask them – Really? Does it? When did time heal a thing for you without leaving a forever cherished scar? When did it heal everything just right, without leaving you susceptible to another infection?

The people standing in the staunch support of the magical healing power of time quite often forget that the memory of the wound- that time so perfectly healed for them, bears testimony to the roots of scars that the healing power of time leaves. A scar so deep and profound, a void so hollow and dark that even a lifetime isn’t enough to permeate it.

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