In My Old Age I Finally Understand Relativity…

“When you sit with a nice girl for two hours you think it’s only a minute, but when you sit on a hot stove for a minute you think it’s two hours. That’s relativity.”

Twiglets “turning pages”

There was a soft breeze that brought a sweet tinkle from the wind chimes as she eased herself into the rocking chair on the porch with her book. She looked out across the yard and the woods that ringed it remembering her children’s laughter and water gun fights and yells of “tag, you’re it”. Then, as they do so often these days, her thoughts drifted further back to her own childhood. It was pleasant reminiscing and soon her head nodded into sleep. Her dreams flitted across the years. On her lap the opened book began to riffle in the breeze, one page, three pages, unevenly, but steadily unfolding like her life.

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10 Responses to In My Old Age I Finally Understand Relativity…

  1. Misky says:

    That unfolding of life is what I had in mind also. I just haven’t had time to do anything with it yet.

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  2. sgeoil says:

    We can’t stop the turning of the pages, but we can revisit through our memories. Lovely write.


  3. Hobbo says:

    What a heartwarming vignette and beautifully written.


  4. Ron. says:

    Marvelous space/time presentation, Debi. Thanks!

    Liked by 1 person

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