Thursday, September 23, 2010

Finally ! i figured it out ! In Your face Einstein!

Eureka! I guess I figured it out, Oh yes I did… *does victory dance*

It has been tormenting me, all this conceptual change in time perception, throughout the years …
I knew it, I felt it, but had no reason or proof to build a case upon …

Time was slower as a Child, everything lasted longer, a year seemed to stretch forever …
If I tried back then to remember my last birthday, I would have scratched my head, asked questions, and invested huge efforts in it since it seemed very distant, and when referring to photos, I would barely recognize myself, noticing the change that happened to me, and change needs time, real slow meticulous time …But currently, I find it hard to believe that my last birthday was almost a year ago, I could swear it was a couple of months ago, I’m still the same , didn’t have the time to change … weird huh ?

I remember Christmas was a season, weeks and weeks of joy sprinkled all over the place,With more authentic vintage tones , from tree decoration to gift wraps .Even blinking lights blinked slower … Now, Christmas is a day , its lights blinking so fast that you almost don’t notice they do.

I remember that the little red riding hood used to walk distances and roamed forests to get to her grandmother’s house…now it seems to me like she’s living on the 4th floor , her granny on the 2nd and the big bad wolf is waiting for her on the 3rd floor's stair platform. What next? Will they all move in together ?

Even when I dreamt, it lasted longer. I used to go through detailed and fascinating scenarios and adventures that could inspire never-ending seasons of TV series.Now if I’m lucky enough to avoid the classical wake-up fall, my dream wouldn’t fit the time for the opening credits during the previously mentioned series.

I can even swear that Grendizer took a whole lot of time to defeat Vega’s monsters, but now when nostalgic and I replay it, it seems easier and faster, like he got the hang of it …although it’s the same episode.

Time is still slipping away faster than ever, and i'm not having some to do a thing, i sometimes wonder what boredom used to feel like, but somehow I’m satisfied simply because I get it now…
Not time as a concept, since it was and will remain my ultimate Arch nemesis till I run out of it , but time’s mathematical relation with age, events and our perception of it.


T= time
So here it is T=e/a
So by age “a” increasing in value , the Time length “T” of a certain event “e” will have a decreasing value and be shorter .

In your face Einstein! *still doing victory dance*


  1. A_M_A_Z_I_N_G

    ok, let me confess i loved the formula, i loved the title of the post, but above all i adore every word you wrote.

    Added to my favorite posts.

    Thank you for writing such an amazing piece.

    Ah yes,
    Mirror oh mirror, who is the most wonderful writer ;)

  2. am back :)
    can get enough of this

    please write more

  3. Ahhhh Time... Never understood it and why it is sooooo short! Could it be my Arch Nemisis too? I wonder. I try to go slowly, to make it last longer, but it always gets the better of me -- with every day, every event, every wrinkle, every white hair... Maybe time is now, but now is already past! Great post :-))

  4. I appreciate the logic behind this post..
    It is both logical and poetic.. Love it!!

  5. -nisrine :) thx ! and keep coming back ;)

    -Pascal , You made my day , you have no idea ! :D
    and btw Mirror Mirror ... Pascal is

    -Mich ur comment is a wonderful post on its own :)

    -Omar Thanks! i'm glad u put it this way, cz that is exactly what i was aiming for (logi-poetic) :)

  6. Heyyyyy now you're using formulas in your post :P w deghre 3refet inno you're diving by a. But I'd like to add that it's not completely true, instead of a, i would suggest b (busy), the busier you are, the less things seem to take time.

    On that note, take 5-10 minutes for yourself Mr. G, and just do nothing ... do it for a month :) and let me know


  7. I'm glad you weren't alive during Einstein's time, because he would've went back to Nazi Germany enlisted in the party just to send the Gestapo "minority report" on your a$$ :P hehe

    Well I mean what kind of formula is that? it doesn't even have the units right! T is time as you say so it is in seconds, events are in well either "events" or seconds or don't know but it definitely can't be (seconds)^2, age is same as time and can be brought back to seconds. So your formula is far from a realistic model, according to you T is either in events/s or is dimensionless which means it's not time as you claim.

    Anyway, I believe that what happens is that as we grow old, our perception of time gets older and we have more years buffered in our consciousness, so a week for a 4 years old kid who has a consciousness that is 2 years or less old is a huge period of time for him, it's big compared to his span of existence, while for a guy in his twenties it's very short, a blink of an eye as he already lived and experienced many weeks. So it's all relative to the time span of our time perception, which brings us back to relativity, it's all about relativity, with the compliments of Einstein for sure ;)

    Sorry for bursting your bubble, but you're the twitter outlaw you wouldn't mind it I guess :)

    Anyway it's a nice post, really loved it. Time flies and we lose the grasp of it year after year, things used to be magical when we used to be kids, if only they remained like that always that would've been really great.

  8. -Liliane :) i know formulas is your thing but i seized the chance of In-post formula since i have been told that you were abroad, so ma bental bel anoun el lebneineh :P.
    w bkhsous el "b" , well it seems like the only constant among all other variables .

    -Rany Ur comment is a ctrl+c / ctrl+v of the speech they gave galileo , u won't get it, i'm ahead of my time :P ...for further comments please contact my lawyer