If you’re like me — and you try to guess the ending of things based on whatever clues you have — you might be speculating, right now, what this post is going to be about, based on its title.
What could a post titled “Out of time” be about? What would be your guesses, at this point?
I’ll wait, while you think about that.
In the meantime, let’s see if I have any music to offer you, that fits in with “Out of time.”
I know! How about one of the late, great jazz pianist Dave Brubeck‘s compositions challenging the conventional uses of time in music?
I’m choosing Unsquare Dance, written with the odd time signature 7/4 — with seven beats per measure, instead of the usual 4 beats (or also conventional 6 or 8).
(that two-minute YouTube video found here)
Even if you’re somebody who — in usual times — does not listen to music within a blog post, I recommend you listen to that. It’s quick and nourishing food, for the brain and the heart. I listened to Dave Brubeck a lot when I was growing up, and I think it made me smarter.
Anyway, where was I?
Oh, yes! Inviting you to speculate about what this post might be about. I think I’ve left enough time for you to think your own thoughts about this, so I shall now introduce what I might guess in response to my own question (assuming I did not know the answers, which I obviously do, but never mind).
What a Post Titled “Out of Time” Could Be About
- Death. (Eeeek!)
- Jet lag (after returning home from a trip, say).
- Bad medical news.
- A decision to stop doing something (like blogging or work).
- Dissociation, or another psychological state of disorientation.
- A discussion about how anxiety (about death or unanticipated losses, for example) can screw up one’s sense of time.
- Unusual musical compositions, that play with time signatures.
- Speculations about human experiences of time, in general.
- Not having enough time to do things you would really love to do, like reading other people’s wonderful blogs, here on WordPress.
- An invitation to live life to the fullest, since we never know when we are out of time.
- A way to re-introduce a cool picture somebody took, even though she’s already shown it in a previous post:
- A way to introduce a rant about holiday merchandising showing up earlier and earlier, all the time. For example, I observed this, yesterday evening, at my local pet supply store:
Halloween in AUGUST ?!?!?!?!?
And don’t get me started about dressing pets up in costumes, because I’m almost out of time, for this post.
Before I stop, however, I would like to reassure my readers about the following: There is nothing bad (e.g., scary medical news) going on in my life right now. It’s all good.
One more thing: Feel free to comment about anything at all, no matter how out of time you are when reading this post.
Thanks to Dave Brubeck, to those who think a lot about time (including blogger extraordinaire Swarn Gill), to creatures everywhere (costumed and uncostumed), and to you — of course! — for being in time with me, here and now.