Next to my computer desk, a battery driven wall clock audibly ticks away each expired second, "Tick Tock, Tick Tock," In the silence of the room, it's every measure clicking like muffled somber drumbeats. Sitting today the clock a foot from my ear, I placed my fingers on my neck and found a perfectly matching heart pulse beating "Thump-Thump, Thump-Thump repeated. Clock and Heart together paired in perfect synchronization, an inescapable reminder of the fleeting precious time that remains.
Each second, minute, hour and day a cherished gift.
Older people are perhaps more aware of time, knowing as we do that it is not forever.