WPC: Clocks In Motion

Time is always in motion, never stops and never starts. It is what imprisons us to a life of order and sensibility. Without time, our lives have no meaning – we’re just here today, gone tomorrow. We invented time, the way of keeping track of and recalling events, the way of chronicling our days, but in the end it’s just numbers on a clock. The sun sets and rises, and the earth rotates approximately 365 times in what we call a year all because of some perfect way of nature, some event in space that set things in motion – we just found a way to make sense of it all and use it to our advantage. Forget time travel, we can only move forward in time and record the things we see and do in pictures and videos – that’s our time travel for now.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Motion

Twenty-Five Eight

Good news — another hour has just been added to every 24-hour day (don’t ask us how. We have powers). How do you use those extra sixty minutes?

Everyone, including the Daily Prompt, has also got it all wrong! If there were 25 hours in a day, we would need to add an extra day to the week to iron things out and keep the calendar year at 365 days. 25/8. The Beatles’ song would finally make sense. But to the point…

Is another hour on the day really going to change anything for me? Not exactly. I’ll still be the same person and do the same things, just with more TIME. We all need more time, but does anyone know how to use it correctly?

To stay positive on this, I could use that extra sixty minutes to catch up on my favorite Netflix shows, apply for jobs, write more, or just get some more quality sleep. But in actuality, adding another hour to the day is a silly idea in my opinion (IMO).

A 12 hour morning and 13 hour afternoon/evening. That’s not symmetrical. If the soulless machines behind the Daily Prompt have the utter madness to manipulate the threads of time, why not make it a 26-hour day in order to keep everything in equilibrium? Two perfect halves. That’s how everything in our universe is like, right? As for how the rest of the normal time-keeping goes, that’s up for debate. Think about how we would have to change the way the calendar looks. It’s so perfect now but adding another hour to each day would throw it off completely. This is a ridiculous thing to even consider. It’s against everything the time gods put down in place when they invented our way of keeping track of events. Pope Gregory XIII, whom our most common calendar system is named after, would be rolling in his grave right now, though I’m not sure if he was buried. The analog clock would have a problem since if the big hand went around 13 once it couldn’t go around it again or that would 26 hours which we are not aiming for here.

Now I might be entirely wrong here, because I have just learned that having 25 hours in a day might happen not far in the future, do to the Earth’s rotation decelerating. According to a British astronomer, the Earth has been slowing down since at least 700 B.C. And here’s an interesting fact: there wasn’t always 24 hours in a day. 530 million years ago, when mostly unicellular organisms inhabited the planet, there were 21 hours in a day. When the dinosaurs were making their footprints on the earth, days fluctuated every 23 hours. So the days have been getting longer and longer since the beginning of time.

13:00. That’s a bad hour to suddenly put into our everyday lives. I think a lot of superstitious people would be boarding up their houses or locking themselves in their basements every time that part of the day came up.