WHAT THE HELL

Kevin Brennan Writes About What It's Like

No, Bob Marley, Everything is Not Going to be All Right ~ an essay by Edwin Kane

We have a new essay up at The Disappointed Housewife this morning, by a 70-something gentleman who notices — yes, Virginia — time flies.

The Disappointed Housewife

Science knows that we perceive time differently as we age. Specifically, we see it moving faster, which is a cruel trick our metabolism plays on us. Our dopamine pr­oduction goes down, which has something to do with it too.

But who cares why it’s happening? It’s happening.

And whether biochemistry or psychology plays a role in a similar phenomenon, it’s also happening as we grow older: the scales fall away from our eyes.

I was thinking of that beautiful 1974 tune of Bob Marley’s – “No Woman, No Cry” – and just about teared up myself remembering the line that says, “Everything’s going to be all right.” And when I was young in 1974 I believed it, because I was on a track with successive horizons where new conditions would enter and I could have realistic hope that things might well be better when I reached them. And because Bob…

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This entry was posted on February 9, 2018 by in Writing and tagged , .
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