Indiscriminate Reflections

It is about time that I write a post today, as there is no time to lose and there is no time like the present.  Sometimes I have my moments but for the time being I need to kill some time, because time flies and in the long run I can never make up for lost time.  Time runs out on all of us and the third time may be a charm and it might be better late than never, but it is said that time and tide wait for no man and although my days might be numbered because I can’t turn back the hands of time, in the blink of an eye all of us that are here today may be gone tomorrow.  Time can get confusing as there is a time to laugh and a time to cry, but does time really change everything and does time heal all wounds?  It’s high time that ship has sailed, I hope that I finish this post in the nick of time before the eleventh hour, but before I call it a day I need to say that I was not born yesterday.

Newton thought that, “Absolute, true and mathematical time, of itself, and from its own nature, flows equably, without regard to anything external”, but Einstein proved, time is part of the fabric of the universe.  A time warp is a hypothetical anomaly, discontinuity, or suspension that would interfere with the progress of time.  If time can be warped, then is there a way to straighten it out again?  The idea of a gigantic wormhole being detected could change our perception concerning the measurement of time, and give us a window or a gateway into another world or another level of reality and this should be enough to make a person gambol or run or jump about playfully.

The summer is here, but gone are the days when people used to lay on the beach and soak up as much sunshine as was humanly possible.  It was not until 1956 when Henry Lancaster made the initial connection between ultraviolet radiations from exposure to sunlight to increased incidence on melanoma and since the 1980s incidences of melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, have doubled.  Modest swimwear is any clothing that is appropriate for the beach, water park or pool, but what is considered modest varies from family to family, person to person, and it also may depend on religion.  The burkini is a type of swimming costume made for Muslim women to wear, which covers their arms, legs and hair and should maintain their modesty, but the pressure to cover up is only making some women more defiant.  The times they are a changing and declining concern over modesty in swimwear undoubtedly resulted from watching movies and television, which tend to popularize fashions that might otherwise not have been introduced or accepted in certain regions.  Today many Arab men want an obedient woman who doesn’t seek attention, but there is such a thing as a fashion-forward and edgy Muslim girl and she has to deal with fashions that conceal the shape of a woman’s body, especially her waist, hips, and chest, as well as her hair.

Good deeds have a way of backfiring, beneficial actions often go unappreciated and they can be met with outright hostility. No good deed goes unpunished, as who would ever think that you could get arrested for volunteering to take a large stockpile of trash from a church to the local dump.  This actually happened to Arlo Guthrie as he did not realize until he arrived at the dump site that it was closed for the Thanksgiving holiday.  The blind justice described in Alice’s restaurant is evident when the judge comes into the courtroom accompanied by a seeing eye dog.  Another Alice always dreamed of a singing career but it never panned out.  She had a son named Tommy and they headed west to start a new life.  Her car broke down in Phoenix, Arizona, so she rented an apartment and got a job working for a cook named Mel who owned a diner.  When Tommy grew up, she left Mel’s Diner and went back on the road again to pursue her singing career, but I don’t think that she ever got a singing contract.

A vigilant person is awake and watchful, they give careful attention to a particular problem or situation and they concentrate on noticing any danger or trouble that there might be there.  A vigilant person lets nothing escape their notice, they are aware of their environment scanning the people and situations around them and this allows them to be survivors, especially in a time of need.  A vigilant person does not think that time is on their side, they will not put things off, most of them are as honest as the day is long and they don’t go around blaming others, they take responsibility for their own actions.  A vigilante is motivated by a desire to seek justice outside of the state-enforced judicial system and usually their own personal conception of justice doesn’t match up with what the majority generally considers to be what is fair, honest and righteous.  A watchful person may feel the need to seek justice and if this person becomes serried or gathered in close together with like minded individuals, in a tight formation, standing close together possibly in a row acting as a group, could be known as vigilant vigilantes.

Carpe Diem can mean that there is no tomorrow so you should make the best of things, work like you need the money and do that until the cows come home.  Try not to lose track of time as there is never any spare time.  I had the time of my life writing this post, I did not feel pressed for time, so I took my sweet time and never in a million years will it stand the test of time and it could quite possibly have been just a waste of time.  I hope that I did not give anyone a hard time as time went by I just wanted all of you to have a whale of a time.  If I could put time in a bottle, the first thing that I would do is get some prompts that match up better with my story.  I will leave you with the Grateful Dead live video of High Time that was recorded in Grugahalle, Essen, Germany on 10-17-1990.

Written for Daily Addictions prompt – Gigantic, for FOWC with Fandango – Contract, for Sheryl’s A New Daily Post Word Prompt – Gambol, for July Writing Prompts – Vigilant vigilantes, for Ragtag Community – Serried, for RayNotBradbury Cool Writing Prompt – Modesty, for Scotts Daily Prompt – Straighten, for Teresa’s Haunted Wordsmith Three Things Challenge, where the three prompt words are “Alice, Mel and diner” and for Word of the Day Challenge Prompt – Exposure.

10 thoughts on “Indiscriminate Reflections

    1. High Time is ironic and contradictory as it is actually a very depressing song, where Jerry the character singing this song is lamenting the loss of his lover, and is trying to cope with his own flaws as this relationship is broken and complicated. I was losing time I had nothing to do No one to fight I came to you Wheels broke down The leader won’t draw. The line is busted the last one I saw. Nothing’s for certain It could always go wrong. Tomorrow come trouble Tomorrow come pain Now don’t think too hard baby ‘cause you know what I’m saying come in when it’s raining go out when it’s gone

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