“In order to walk longer, we must walk slower”. Words of wisdom from my massage therapist. Like the idea of slowing things down so we can enjoy life longer. Also about how to endure things or make things last. Like savouring delicious food. Enduring love….two meanings really. Like experiencing time.
Watched a documentary “The End of Time” by Peter Metler. It was hard to watch because it was so slow. Then I couldn’t stop watching as I was entranced. But that was in part its message to alter our perception of time. Watch this when you have a lot of time. It is worth it.
Gets me thinking about time as a writer/reader. We have rules around time… deadlines, spare time, out of time, blank page time, inspiration time…objectively we could measure this but this indeed does not capture the experience of time. Time fading away when immersed in a good book.
How might a writer capture the experience of time for characters, for readers, etc.?