Just Keep Ticking!

Dear Time, As I was growing up I learnt that more and more people rely on you and your presence than they think they do, even the people that believed Albert Einstein’s theory about how you are ‘just an illusion’, just something we as people have created to help us define the past, the present and the future.

I actually like that you are here because even if you are just an illusion I know that no matter where in life I am, you will always be there with me holding my hand.

You helped me out through my grief, you made things seem like they were moving fast when I was with your friend Love, and you made me realize that once in a while I should stop and just cherish the things and people around me.

Just like your friends’ Death and Love, you were there from the beginning, but I knew who you were and what you did because you told me from the moment I was old enough to understand. You held my hand from the moment I first opened my eyes. You helped me out when I was grieving over my first heartbreak and my uncle’s death, even though I was numb and didn’t know what to feel or think. You let me cry on your shoulders when my grandmother passed away. You warned me about the second time Love entered my life, told me not to follow or believe what was being said to me. Even when I didn’t listen to you, you still held on to me and caught me when I fell.

At the beginning there was only a day, then it turned into months, and those months turned into years where I wanted you to stop, where I begged you to stop, but you didn’t. You kept on ticking. I always wondered how you knew who to stop ticking for and who to still hold on to, and I will always wonder that even when you told me that it was just their time.

I’m surprised that you’re still holding on to me, after all, I have put you through, after all the times I tried to let go of you or tried to lose your grip, you still held on.

I know this letter is shorter than the other ones that I wrote to your friends but I just wanted to say thank you for being there for me, for never letting me go and for never stopping even when I begged you to. I now know your true value and your true meaning, and because of you, I have grown up to be the person I am now…because of Time. – xoxo Fashionista!

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