Why Time Flies, by Alan Burdick
A book review by Joel Crockett, for Four-Eyed Frog Community Owned Bookstore
Published in the Lighthouse Peddler, July 2017
I was in my Austin Healy Sprite when she ran the stop sign and t-boned me. My car slowly slid counter-clockwise. I was transfixed as the crack in my windshield gradually grew into a spider web of fractured glass. It all happened in slow motion. “Now” seemed to last forever. It was over 50 years ago and I remember it as if it were yesterday. Time slowed down. Or did it?
What is time? We talk about it all the... um, all the time. Time is, in fact, the most commonly used noun in the English language. It’s either on our side or not. We find time, we lose it; sometimes we don’t have any at all. We save it, waste it, spend it.