Time is a strange commodity. It is both relevant and irrelevant. It represents seasons and mechanical function. Einstein referred to it as a Fourth dimension. We track time by seconds, minutes, hours, etc. as a way to keep every one on the same page. Without time, we would never be “on time”. And yet, we experience the swiftness (a busy schedule) as well as the agonizing slowness (a one hour boring conference seems to last forever) of time. We mark the age of a person in years, yet that statistic has no bearing on the health, attitude, and whether that person is vibrant or not. Because of this, statistical averages are elusive.

February 2008