Ishaisms, Reflections, time


Time is such a deceptive concept – but then again, that’s all it is… a concept.

It has different moods, and plays different roles; sometimes solemn, sometimes frivolous; sometimes a healer (or mostly, just a drug); and sometimes a nagger.

It takes different forms, like water;coming like the waves that break upon the shore, and sometimes like a flood that smashes the jags and rocks.

At times it is on a run against itself, and at others, it tests every ounce of your patience until it does show up, defiant and proud, almost laughing at your face, for it is also an athlete, or a tardy, awaited little trickster, depending on its mood.

One thing is for sure – it loves to play games.

Time knows its power. It can evaluate the effect it has, the honour it commands and can, and does, use this power amply to its favour.

Time mocks and soothes, teaches and screws; for it always, always wins. Always.

Unconquerable and mighty, Time sits on a throne placed on the pedestal of prayers and hopes and beggary, of the multitudes depending upon its mercy.

It is everything and nothing at once. Time is God – with a debatable existence, a formless perception, and ageless in itself; and Time is dust, abstract, unnoticeable, unheeded and well, largely neglected.

Yet despite it all, one thing that time is, constantly, is ‘felt; for time exists within emotions.

It is the plea of the farmer for the good grain;

the longing of the desert for a bout of rain;

the prayer of parted love birds to unite again;

the desperation of the prisoner, bound in chains.

Time is hope and time is pain;

time is loss… and time is gain….

© Isha Garg

Doodle by Isha Garg

60 thoughts on “THE TIDE OF TIME”

  1. …and it is so powerful, transcending concept because it is a part of us, a state of mind as they say. time that seems to go slow for the caterpillar in the cocoon flies faster than what the butterfly can manage. Beautifully assorted thoughts, yet again.

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  2. Wonderfully written.
    And yet, no one else, no other sentient being wears a watch and is ruled by time. They exist and do their thing. They are. We are the clock watchers, the tick counters, huffing and puffing because time dictates, — otherwise we are going to be late.
    Imagine if we could eliminate, ban time from our existence. An idea as bizarre as a world without money.
    Abstract in the extreme. Still, I like the idea.
    Spend time sans time!

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    1. Oh indeed, if only we could! No concept of age and time… I would love to live in a world like that!
      Mr. Nothing, you are so right in saying we are “ruled” by time… I could read your comment as many times as possible and still be in awe of how well you’ve said it! Thank-you so much for embellishing my comment thread with your words!


  3. I saved your contemplative essay
    for the minutes at the end of my day
    that I might truly spend my moment of time
    admiring your weighty thoughts
    and pensive ending rhyme

    Time maybe loss or gain, but when I read you dear Isha, it’s as if I gain time itself.

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  4. You obviously love words. 🙂 However powerful time may seem to us, it is not God. He exists outside time. The bible tells us God is the Alpha and Omega. He is, and was, and will be. He knows the end from the beginning. Even death is no obstacle to Him.

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    1. How wonderful! Thanks Anna.
      God is mighty and loving, also forgiving and accepting…
      In saying Time is God, I have used a metaphor, to emphasise on how powerful and all encompassing time is in people’s lives, just like God! I have experienced God’s blessings and miracles in my life more times than I can make note of, and God is the most prominent and powerful energy in my life, which is how I have paid tribute to Time, personifying it as a powerful energy, like the divine in my life. 😊
      Thank you for your passionate words.

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  5. Am the type who reads very inspiring story, since it’s talking about TIME. I have to read and make my own view about it.
    For me am the type who engaged in such also. When I saw the post I didn’t waste my time in reading it instead I read it like a 5years old.
    You write and explaination are quite OK.
    I will use one of this write up in backing up what I will post here on wordlpress.
    Your beautiful words just made my day. Thank you so much for adding such magical drop of words in my jar of motivation and your views about TIME. I feel blessed by your writing right now.
    I found delight love in what you just said in your post.
    Again such a beautiful write up on your blog.
    Keep the vibes on.
    Peace ✌and Love ❤

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    1. Oh my dear! Wish I could reach out with a hug. I won’t pretend to feel better and offer sage words – we all have our moments. But I KNOW you’ll make your way through it and be so much the stronger for it, and richer in poetry, art, life! A true soul has more karma in the world they say, and it’s no wonder you sometimes envy those whose have been cut short.
      Hope you’re doing well today!
      Also, on a side, compliments on that lovely picture. ❤️

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