Cheers to the last night of vacation. And you guys.....I am not a foodie. I could honestly live on cereal and be happy. Mexican food is the exception. And this place......this place makes me want to pay them all the money to build one of these in my town. Because there is NOTHING I do not LOVE about it. #shotoniphone#iphonex#clickinmoms#sofun#burritos#flamingamys#yesplease
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We’re half way down the dog beach when Aria tells me she needs to wee. The closest toilets are a good 600m away and I have a pug without a leash and a toddler with no shoes on. If I’m honest, I tell Aria just to take her pants off and go in the ocean, that we’re never going to make it. “We don’t know if we don’t try, Mum.” She makes it, and I’m taught yet another life lesson about courage, by a bloody 3yo.
Catching up with time: the contemporary person and the antique mirror.
The German sociologist Hartmut Rosa writes about the late modern experience of acceleration of time, when changes in society seem to move too fast for people to follow them up. He calls it the high speed society. However, changes are not something that just happen. They occur because someone wants them to happen, or they may be more or less predicted consequences of other events. The high speed society might be consequences of lots of industrial and technological events, and time is of course not speeding up, it just feels that way for many. The interesting thing about this though, is that high speed changes become normative. People who don’t follow up will be seen as outside of the norm, as deviant and marginal when related to the normal mainstream. Of course, to this (late) modern society we are well equipped with categories and labels to put on people who are outside the mainstream of time, from neurodevelopment disorders to plain and simple late bloomers. Some time theorists talk about the experience of being belated, to major social events or to socially or politically determined developmental stages. Think about the time pressures in school, for example, or the hurry to get a steady job and income, to get married, start a family, and so on, as if everyone fits that pattern. Chrononormativity, it’s called, from the Greek word chronos, meaning time. I am all for a greater sense of fluidity in these matters. The feeling of constant belatedness is not good. It shouldn’t be necessary either, to be measured against a mainstream that quite possibly is not so average when it comes to it. So the measure point could be seen as fictional. So instead of this stage-fixed, linear, teleological obsession with time, why not exchange it with the freedom of fluidity, with few or no fixed points? Maybe everyone actually arrives at their own life events just at the right time, for them? Lots of questions to discuss about this, and intensely interesting, for a time-nerd.