Thursday, December 29, 2011

The Passing of Time

Last semester, we were suppose to be finding quotes about time. I found a quote that really stuck with me, but when I showed my friends, none of them understood it.
It seems pretty obvious to me, but I want to share it anyways, and I want to share what it means to me.

“Clocks slay time... time is dead as long as it is being clicked off by little wheels; only when the clock stops does time come to life.” 
― William FaulknerThe Sound and the Fury
Some of you may be scratching your heads in confusion, so I'll do my best to explain what he meant by this.

We look at clocks everyday.
Essentially, most of us live our life according to those ticking hands.
They tell us exactly when we need to leave, how long we can sleep before work or school, and what time our dates will be picking us up. So therefore, time is dead as long as we are watching those little hands tick off the moments in our lives. Everyone still with me? Or do I just sound like a rambling idiot?
But, time comes to life when we aren't looking at the clock. When we aren't going by it's precise measurement of time, we find ourselves living.

I want to challenge all of you to do something that seems crazy.
Live a whole day of your life without the assistance of a clock. 
I know it sounds crazy, and maybe it sounds downright insane, but I want to do this as well.
So what are you waiting for? Cover up all of those clocks, stay away from the computer and go have and adventure the first time you get the chance!
Life is short and it's up to each of us to decide how we want to spend it :)

Peace, love, and Hello Kitty alarm clocks, (yes I actually have one)


  1. hehehe, hello kitty alarm ^.^
    That's a great quote, Sara :) and i've always lived by its philosophy. Or has given it a good shot. I don't have facebook, myspace, tumblr, twitter (I'm not sure what everyone is into exactly, is it myspace or facebook? I think it's facebook). and for the past 5 years I didn't have a cell phone and will probably hold true for another few years. This allows me freely roam the streets with no burden on my shoulders. I recently started blogging instead of tumbling because I love the quiet and calm mood of the blogging society. I like how not everything is attention obsessed like facebook/myspace and the sort.

    As far as doing something crazy, just 2 days ago I dragged my friend out into the pouring gustwind rain right next to the hudson river to take pictures. Crazy, I think so. Would I recommend it, not so much. The fact that we were completely soaked (since the wind broke all of the metal branches of the umbrella within the first 15 minutes of the trip) wasn't the problem, it's just extremely hard to protect your camera. But we still took a lot of pictures and I will probably post some later. They all look like a misty gust of disorders >.<

    So did I fulfill the challenge? Hehe, I know its kind of cheating since I did it before the post :P
    And sweet! A Nikon Coolpix, I've looked into that series before. They're not known for the compactness but they sure have some nice technical features. What are the first pictures that you'll be taking with it? It's like a camera's first kiss ^.~
    I ruined mine because I accidentally took one of my boring room >.< grr.

  2. Haha that sounds like something I would love to do! I've always loved crazy stuff like that :)
    In my book (which is the only book that counts right now because, after all, it is my blog) you passed the challenge :)
    I love bulky cameras, small ones are nice for taking on trips and things like that, but I love the weight of a bigger camera. I especially love my Pentax (It's my really old film camera) because of how heavy it is. It makes me feel like a photographer when I use it, no matter how mediocre my pictures actually are :)

    The first few pictures I took were of my family at Christmas, but my favorite ones that I've taken with this camera so far have to be of huge mushrooms. I wanted to take pictures of the underside of the mushroom, so I tilted the camera and took the pictures blind. They look pretty cool, for pictures that I couldn't see to take :)

  3. Yes! I can relate to you completely and I am glad to find someone that feels the same. I like using compact cameras because it's just my thing :P they will never be nearly as good as the big SLR's but it feels good when I carry/use mine. You like the feel of your older camera even though the picture quality might not be that good. We follow the same practice, which is to love the camera and our experience with it, over the image quality because you will never have as much fun carrying a camera that you don't like around and your pictures won't be as motivated.
    It's just that you like bulky and I like compact ^.^ hehe. I find it really cool that even though we like different camera types, both of our cameras aren't nearly as good as some of the SLRs but we still like it.

  4. hahaha yeah! The camera that I used to take all of the pictures on the Sara Smiles page was a compact little Kodak. Ha, that almost rhymed.
    I think that it's better to like your camera over the actual quality. It means you commit to trying to do the best you can with what you have :)

  5. Great quote! I definitely "get" it. I'm terrible about living my life in the past or the future. A challenge to live without looking at the clock will be an interesting one for sure!


  6. Same with me, I'm always thinking ahead of myself!
    But I definitely want to do this :)