Are You SURE It’s June Already?

Is time passing faster than you think it should?

Before going to Portugal in April, I planned lots of posts so you could get two a week while I was gone. Now I’ve come back, recovered from jet lag — and more than a little procrastination — and am determined today to pull together posts that can be scheduled for the next several months.

One of the reasons for uploading so many future posts right now is because I am about to create more videos. The first will be called “From Pasadena to Portugal” about our wonderful trip down the Douro River. Then I want to FINALLY make guided imagery videos, something I’ve talked about for several years.

All of this will take time away from writing for the blog, but in the meantime I don’t want to leave you high and dry. But I’ve made it easier for me by only scheduling one post a week. (I think you will survive.)

Also, rather than write all original pieces, I plan to often recommend a video that will fit the theme of both the blog and the website, which is “Enrich Your Life; Enrich Your Relationships.” You’ll find something interesting each week — and for most posts I won’t have to write more than an introduction.

A Video of How Time Passes Quickly

Today I begin with one that is particularly appropriate for the first day of June, the month I turn eighty. As I approach that milestone, I am all too aware that time goes by much too quickly — a feeling that is called “zenosyne” in “The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows.”

This is a compendium of invented words by John Koenig. He is a graphic designer, editor, and voice performer from Minnesota, who currently lives in Amsterdam. Each original definition aims to fill a hole in the language by giving a name to emotions we all experience but don’t yet have a word for.

So if you, too, are finding life going faster than you think it should, watch this very clever piece and you’ll see that you’re not alone. However, now you’ll have a word (though probably closer to Dutch than to English) to describe the sensation of noticing a new month when you hadn’t even noticed the last one was over.

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