JASON REYNOLDS

writin' and whatnot

Only a matter of time, is a ridiculous notion

Hear me out. I know there's power in time, but not nearly as much power as we make it out to be. All time really does, is move forward - ticks - but that's about it. But it doesn't change anything. It only creates a space for us to change things ourselves.

To paraphrase something I read in Paolo Coelho's new book, Aleph, a 400 year old tree has been doing the exact same thing for 400 years. The routine has never ended, and the tree has never moved, despite time ticking all around it.

It's not a matter of time. It's a matter of us. A matter of choice. Responsibility. Discipline. Determination. Time is a machine. A moving, unchartered train that stops for no one. You could pray the train stops at your station. Maybe it will, maybe it won't. Or you could decide to buy (or build) a car to drive yourself.