My Hit and Run: Don’t we always wish we had more time
“In the red lights and cathedrals there’s a sign. Don’t we always wish we had more time”
Have you ever felt like a moment was in slow motion? Like you could literally reach out and grab words, expressions, feelings?
Then out of nowhere, suddenly everything speeds back up and things are quickly spiraling out of control, and you’re left with your head spinning, wondering what just happened?
This song, and specifically this section of lyrics, takes me back to those times. The moments where I feel like I have all of the time in world to tell someone I love them or to reach out to an old friend, or to even simply complete a task. But before I get the chance to do so, time is suddenly up and my chance is gone.
Regardless whether what I’m pertaining to is serious or just a personal goal, it’s like I see signs everywhere, trying to push me to do what needs to be done, but I simply find myself feeling like I have more than enough time to do it all.
Minutes, days, weeks, months and even years pass. I find myself regretting thinking that time would forever be ongoing. When I think back on things I wish I had done, loved ones I wish I had spent more time with, it is then that I realize that we always wish we had more time. How can we need so much more of something we continually think there is a plethora of? Time is weird. Time is strange. Minutes cannot go fast enough, but years come and go in light speed. And it is always in moments of raw emotion; true happiness, sadness, that I feel the world crashing around me, that I beg to go back in time and pick up where I left off.