IS Time The Ultimate Healer?
edited: Tuesday, December 04, 2001
By xainab dadabhoy
Posted: Tuesday, December 04, 2001
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States whether time can provide us with a basis for recovering from the hardships of life, or do we still battle our fate?
States of joy and grief are two never meeting ends of a bridge, playing hide & seek with one’s life, at some point in time. Cornering the fact, that when one undergoes a process of despair and sadness, an overwhelming transformation occurs within him, causing a slight jaggedness in his personality. This may also result in altering some of his traits, making him impatient, irritable, annoy able and clandestine. Mapping the same to happiness and rejoice also, it inculcates a feeling of anxiety, enumeration, excitement and bubbling happiness.
In the context of happiness, life comes to a standstill, as you want to savor every bit of the magical moments of joy.
But in the case of grief, you perceive it as a disturbing dream and want to erase it from your memory chambers. Now, for the million-dollar question!!!! How far can we term ourselves successful in healing pain and agony?
Do we immediately counter attack our tears and paste a ear-to-ear grin on our faces or do we negate the sense of rejoice and frantically join the mad race of yet another milestone of life.
OR is it time that makes us stable and scampers us back to our original standing?
Voicing that time can heal our grieves & sooth our wounds would be overstating the fact and may sound skeptical for a moment. Enticing people into believing that time can erase part of our previous encounters and experiences might raise an eyebrow or two. Sands of time surely reduce or dampen the effects and vibes of situational sadness but it can never remove the bruises of those wounds. It can keep the horrid experiences as skeleton’s in one’s closet preventing them from haunting our current state of affairs but it can never cease one from going back memory lane and shedding a tear or two by reliving those moments.
So, does time act as a healer, this only time can tell!!!!!!!!!!
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|Reviewed by Annie Badsha
|No, it's not the ultimate healer. but it plays a big role indeed. Once again, beautifully written and very thought-provoking.|
|Reviewed by Peter Oszmann
|The simple answer to the question raised in the title is: Certainly not.
The statement: "Time is a healer", or "Time will tell" is nothing more than an aphorism. Time at best is a framework, within which events unfold and therefore within the framework of time, any processes are feasible, including healing. But the process in not necessarily governed by time.
However, using the aphorism of the closing sentence in this eloquently and concisely constructed essay "Time will tell" with almost predictable certainty that the author will leave her mark on the field of literature.
Good luck for your future.
|Reviewed by Sabeen
|It is a beautifully written and thought provoking piece.|