Tuesday, April 21, 2009

still still

This is one of those times where it feels like time is standing still. Seconds are ticking by, but things are frozen because you're still in the same situation you were yesterday..

I caught the train from Newcastle to Sydney a few months ago. It was about 4:30am when I got on the train. It was so dark and cold. I got into my sleeping bag and pulled the hood tight around my head so there was only a small slit to see through. Then I slept. It felt then like time was still. I woke and I was still on the train. I was still listening to Sufjan Stevens. Time was obviously passing because the mountains and fields and places we passed through were getting lighter and more awake.. But it felt different to me, I was still in the same place.

Thats how I feel now. I can't explain it very well.

2 comments:

Jordan said...

how very strange.....

Aidan Volkofsky said...

I Think I know how you feel... sometimes at night when its pitch black and im in bed mostly when im listening to one of my Bon Iver / Sufjan / beirut playlists I lay with my eyes open then i look at the clock and 4 hours have passed... and im not sure if i slipped in then back out of sleep or if I slipped far enough into sleep that time passed subconsciously but only so far that I could still see and hear...