Time: Bits and Pieces

“All great achievements require time.”

Maya Angelou

Time…

Stoic and breathless…seemingly endless, ticking down the moments of a day…

I contemplate tomorrow on the last breaths of today, floating on the wings of a fluttering breeze, gazing through hazy eyes upon a glittering river of time…one moment flowing into the next, each unique and priceless.

-Strawberryindigo.

“For time and the world do not stand still. Change is the law of life.  And those who look only to the past or the present are certain to miss the future.”

John F. Kennedy

Time Facts

 1 decisecond (one-tenth of a second) – A blink of an eye.

1 second – An average person’s heart beats once each second.

60 seconds – One minute; a long commercial.

2 minutes – About as long as a person can hold his or her breath.

5 minutes – About as long as anyone can stand waiting at a red light.

60 minutes – An hour; about as long as a person can sit in a classroom without glazing over.

8 hours – The typical workday in the United States, as well as the typical amount of sleep a person needs every night.

24 hours – One day; the amount of time it takes for the planet Earth to rotate one time on its axis.

7 days – One week.

40 days – About the longest a person can survive without food.

365.24 days – One year; the amount of time it takes for the planet Earth to complete one orbit around the sun.

Credit: How Stuff Works: Time (science.howstuffworks.com)

TIME by Pink Floyd (You Tube)

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