Monday, November 7, 2011

A timely subject

Time.  There never seems to be enough of it....or to others, too much of it.  It all depends on your perspective.

I was feeling antsy Sunday, as I generally do when the house is overcome with football noises, including Left Brain shouting strategy plays to the team from his chair. So I decided to go to a movie.

We had just turned the clocks back and there's always that uncertainty as to whether or not I'll be on time, not being sure for a day or so what time it really is.

I had no expectations for this movie - it was just a diversion to get out of the house and eat massive amounts of popcorn.  As usual I was running late and barely made it in time to see "In Time". It was much more interesting than I could have imagined.

Without giving away too much of the movie in case you haven't yet seen it, it deals with a futuristic view of time being the capital used for commerce.  Instead of paying for goods and services, a meter is used to extract actual time from your life.  This is actually what takes place in the real world when you think about it.

I've always used this thought process when purchasing items, it was much easier to see it that way when I was working and earning a paycheck.  When debating whether or not to buy that new pair of shoes or jeans or whatever, it helped to equate it to the fact I had worked for two or three hours of my day to earn it.  Time I would never get back.

In the movie it clearly equates the current situation of the small number of "haves" and the increasingly larger number of "have nots" and how the power holders control the masses.  Those with the most "time" in the movie could set the rates for rent, goods, interest, etc, leaving those with limited time scrambling to survive and trying to live fully each day as if it were their last, which it might be.

It was very thought provoking and interesting and I really recommend seeing it...if nothing else for the popcorn.

Long Live Queen of the Popcorn

1 comment:

  1. Your "time thinker" statue is quite interesting. You've given me a different view on time to think about. I'm still giggling over the photo of She Devil. It is her, isn't it? How did you ever get her to pose for it? You have a great day, hugs, Edna B.