|Sunset over Lago di Garda aka Heaven.|
A recent conversation with a friend added to my realization. We wondered aloud to each other why birthdays seemed to come faster each year. But of course they were, we soon realized. The passing of 1/15th of your life obviously feels much longer than 1/30th. It's the same as what I discovered back in Italy - the more time that passes, the less of it you have, and the quicker it goes by!
I used to want to be busy so that time would pass quicker. Now, I look forward to being bored. On the weekends, I long for the moment I have nothing to do. Time seems to slow down, tricking me into believing I have more of it. 'Slowing down', to me, means having more of those moments of peace and appreciation. The hard part is, those moments are harder and harder to come by.