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I remember reading somewhere that as we go through life, events occur that create markers. signpost, timeposts I suppose. They are impactful, maybe even life changing events. These signposts create anchors, waypoints that we remember, which in turn slow down time.
As an example, as a kid of 14, it was a countdown in time to be 15 and a half to get a driver's permit to get a license. It was an eternity. It took forever.
That was many years ago, but I remember the timepost.
I suppose creating new markers in our lives makes a difference.
I also remember certain events in childhood slowing down to what felt like a stand still.
Also,I remember when I volunteered at a wildlife shelter and the moment a loon I was treating almost speared my arm. It seemed the beak was inching towards my arm as slow as molasses.
I reacted fast enough and only got a small scrape...But yeah,it's interesting how that sort of thing happens.