Reena’s Exploration Challenge #Week 52 The NOW.


NOW thought life was a series of hardships. In a flash, it seemed over, and the prospect of regeneration was always called for.

The twisting and contorted requirements to create a new NOW always weighed heavily on it.

But NOW had long been convinced that people required a NOW and it had a responsibility to see that the NOW was always available. As it was, PAST, basked in the knowledge it was always there, constantly being built upon to the point it now consisted of a megalith of history.

There had been a persistent argument within the universe as to the length of NOW. Some called for the NOW to be instantaneous, there for a milli second and then gone. Too bad if people missed it for the concept of NOW was in its purest form just that, NOW. NOW argued that in some cases the NOW could be stretched, for there were occasions where the NOW was memorable, and people should be able to enjoy it a fraction longer than nature deemed suitable.

Much of NOW’s protestations fell on deaf ears. PAST couldn’t give a rats, either way, FUTURE was continuously impatient to get its bit in and the only hope NOW saw was in the attitude of MAYBE who as always waned between one thing and another.

Then there was the argument that NOW was constant, it was always there, it existed constantly, you just had to be aware of it surrounding you and take full advantage of its availability. This was a sound hypothesis except NOW had anxieties about all things to all people in every way possible. It was too much for NOW. The sheer thought of being there for every soul was overwhelming. As it was NOW realized it was never going to get a time out or a time off and as for a holiday, that was never going to happen.

Was it any wonder NOW felt depressed?

How long is NOW? The responsibility was too much, the expectation unreasonable and there had to be a better way.

Right now, NOW had pondered the issue far too long and realized the waking people in Antarctica needed a NOW as much as anyone else.


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15 Responses to Reena’s Exploration Challenge #Week 52 The NOW.

  1. Hélène Vaillant says:

    Well done! Love it.

  2. Reena Saxena says:

    Reblogged this on Reena Saxena and commented:
    This is an interesting concept of Time…..

  3. Reena Saxena says:

    This is brilliant, Michael! The perennial nature of Now across geographies is highlighted. What if we extend it to the Universe?

  4. Hi Michael, thank you very much for sharing your post at #seniorsalon. I shared it on my Share, Care & Inspire FB page and also RT.

  5. Oh poor, NOW! What a responsibility and I’ve never even considered this point. Lovely to meet you through Senior Salon and have a beautiful day. 🙂

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  8. -Eugenia says:

    Excellent writing, Michael. I love how you approached the prompt!

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