Time: friend or foe?

time: friend or foe?

time: friend or foe?

time: friend or foe?

time: friend or foe?

time: friend or foe?

time: friend or foe?

time: friend or foe?

time: friend or foe?

time: friend or foe?

time: friend or foe?

time: friend or foe?


EN: Do not get confused … These pictures were taken last year at about this same time. The other day I got WordPress notification: “Happy 1 year Anniversary!”, and I first thought: “What the hell, my blog is only one month old!” But then I remembered that it was last year that I made an account  because I wanted to start a blog, and I took theese photos, and came up with the name of the blog … Yes, that idea was haunting me for a long now. But why did’t it happen then? I do not know … I thought that I wouldn’t have the time, it suddenly became cold … Simply put, it was not the right moment. Although the self-critical voice inside me says that we shouldn’t wait for the right moment, but we should create it. The truth is probably somewhere in between. And a year has flown by … It’s time to face the time. Is that always unfair and ungrateful? The essence of time is passing. It is our problem that we constantly find ourselves offended by that fact. It is problem caused by naive, unrealistic ambitions and plans that life puts in their place. And later it looks funny what we all have imagined a few years ago. Time appears as man’s eternal enemy – he is always chasing it, but eventually and paradoxically he gets caught by it and run over. But let’s be fair and perceive things from both sides, or better, from more sides. The same ruthless and indifferent time brings us knowledge that only time can bring. Experience and maturity, self-ironical attitude toward illusions – all of this could not be possible if we could stop the time. If we would have the power to freeze the time, would any of us dare to claim this moment now as all we really want? No, because we always expect much and more from the time and us in that time. Until the time shows us again that we are still not mature enough… And so on…  Anyway, a year has flown by. I know I’m old because I perceive time as something that flies. The children never experience time in such way. However, I feel how I have changed during this flown-away year. That is how I know I’m still so young, that my maturing is so visible. And probably this process continues all the life. We just need to look behind a bit, to remember, and avoid to be drawn into the vertigo of time and perceive it as something that overtakes us but drags us at the same time. Would a man be less a man if he could always have a realistic view of the time and himself in that time? Or we must again ask the question what is reality and what is a matter of perspective.

time: friend or foe?

SR: Ne dajte se zbuniti… Ovo su slike od prošle godine, otprilike u isto ovo vreme. Pre neki dan mi je na WordPress nalogu stigla notifikacija: “Čestitamo, Vaš blog je napunio godinu dana!”, i ja sam prvo pomislila: “Šta, bre, moj blog ima tek mesec dana!” Ali onda sam se setila da sam prošle godine napravila nalog jer sam tada htela da pokrenem blog, da sam napravila ove fotografije, da sam smislila ime bloga… Da, ta ideja me je već duže vreme opsedala. No, zašto se nije to tad desilo? Ne znam… Mislila sam da neću imati vremena od obaveza, naglo je postalo hladno… Jednostavno rečeno, nije bio pravi trenutak. Mada, onaj samokritični glas u meni odgovara da ne treba čekati pravi trenutak, nego da ga treba stvoriti. Istina je verovatno negde u sredini. I godinu dana je proletelo… Vreme je obračunati se sa vremenom. Da li je to obračunavanje uvek nepravedno I nezahvalno? Vreme prolazi, to je njegova suština, a što se mi stalno nalazimo uvredjeni zbog toga, to je naš problem. Problem naivnih, nerealnih ambicija i planova koje život postavi na svoje mesto. I nama posle dodje smešno šta smo sve zamišljali pre nekoliko godina da će danas biti. Vreme se ukazuje kao večiti čovekov neprijatelj koga čovek stalno juri, a na kraju, paradoksalno, ono njega stigne i pregazi. No, treba biti pravičan I stvari sagledati sa obe strane, ili, još bolje, sa više strana. Isto to nemilosrdno I za čoveka nezainteresovano vreme njemu donosi saznanja koja mu samo ono može doneti. Iskustvo I sazrevanje, samoironični odnos prema iluzijama, koji je znak veće svesti – sve to ne bi bilo moguće kad bismo zaustavili vreme. Da li bi iko od nas, da može da se zaustavi u jednom trenutku, smeo da tvrdi da je baš taj trenutak sve što zaista želimo? Ne, čovek uvek od vremena i sebe u vremenu i kroz vreme očekuje mnogo i više. Dok mu ono opet ne pokaže da i dalje nije dovoljno sazreo… I tako u krug.  Dakle, godinu dana je proletelo. Znam da sam stara jer osećam vreme kao nešto što proleće. Deca nikad ne doživljavaju vreme na taj način. Ipak, osećam koliko sam se mnogo promenila u toku tih proletelih godinu dana. Tako znam da sam još mlada, da još tako vidno sazrevam. A verovatno se taj proces nastavlja kroz ceo život. Samo čovek treba da se obazre malo, da se seti, da ne bude uvučen u vrtlog vremena i da ne gleda u njemu samo nešto što ga pretiče, a opet nosi sa sobom. Da li bi čovek bio manje čovek ako bi uvek mogao da realno sagledava vreme, i sebe kroz vreme? Ili se opet mora postaviti pitanje šta je realnost, a šta stvar perspektive…

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