My usual morning started off with a long drive to work. There is usually no time to muck around at home, no coffees, no hot breakfast, it is straight out with my favourite radio hosts on air – on the road. What was different this morning, I decided to turned my hilarious KissFM to the dry repetitive yet important AM news. and what do you know – this morning, for a very particular reason, or so, I believe, there were no other news bigger than the hypothesised discovery of what they named ‘Planet Nine’
‘Planet Nine’, believed to be found at the edge of the solar system. Its mass is forecasted to be ten times the mass of the Earth, its diamater about two to four times that is of Earth and it will be our next largest planets in the solar system. It’s huge.
Oh. And ‘Planet Nine’ takes approximately 20,000 years to orbit the sun – as supposed to our 365 days.
20,000 years. Blame my old age but 20,000 years is a LONG long time! Duh! Average of a human being is lucky enough to live past the 80 years mark and 90 years if you do volunteers jobs in Haiti and/or Africa…but just to think of twenty-thousand…
I sat on my thought on a red light. Wouldn’t it be nice if we have that much time in life to work hard, play hard and laugh hard (and maybe sleep longer)? Wouldn’t it be nice to have the luxury of time where you don’t have to worry about running out of time? Wouldn’t it be nice to just have more time?
As much as a Yes would made my day, time is one valuable which never adds, subtracts nor multiplies. They were given as a set portion and as much of a cliche as it is, it is good to be reminded – it is what you use with that time is what matters. Life’s too short. Live life to the fullest, break that routine, quit that job, get your heart broken, forgive those who hurt you, cherish those who hang with you through thick- and-thin, kiss you mother and father goodnights, flirt over those coffees, ask a man out (or men), that woman (or women), sail away, travel the world!
If we lucky enough to live by the eighty years, you would want to make sure you’ve done as much as a twenty-thousand years would.
“Time is the coin of your life. It is the only coin you have, and only you can determine how it will be spent. [..]” – Carl Sandburg
Read More on Planet Nine here