Happy Forever Now!
A New Year.
According to the Gregorian calendar a year is made up by 365.242199 days but sometimes, due to a mismatch with astronomical events, time needs to take a leap to re-synchronize with the calendar. Hence why we get an additional day in February every forth year.
In the Hebrew calendar a 13th lunar month is added seven times every 19 years to the twelve lunar, to keep its calendar year from drifting through the seasons too rapidly.
And in Iranian calendar they have found a way so that every 33th year, the leap year will have a span of five years.
And then of course there is the Chinese calendar, the Hindu and the Buddhist calendars which use their own formula for calculating time.
Time is nothing but Mathematics.
One could even suggest that time does not exist, except as a make believe in our minds.
But of course, I have a hard time to grapple that because I’m still trying to wrap my mind around the idea.
Why do we need to cut and portion out time as if the bigger plate would be too much to handle?
Why do we need to stop and play as if New Years Eve was an end to a chapter and New Years Day a beginning to a greater book?
Is it to escape our past? Is it because we like the idea of starting over? Becoming better people? Changing our ways? Making better choices?
Even if you don’t make New Years resolutions, don’t you silently feel more prone to reflect on the past year and more likely to look forward to the next, and most probably wish deep down there, that things will get better?
That there is still time.
But maybe the whole idea of time is what got you off track in the first place?
Happy Forever Now! (while trying to come to terms with the non-existing, on-going paradox of time)