I spent a little time trawling through plasticbag.org‘s archive this morning, and came upon this post, which I think has to be one of the best things I’ve ever written:
Time and need are connected in some strange extravagant way with one another. The more desire you feel, the longer seems the time you have to wait to see it fulfilled. The harder you exert a pull, the further you seem to have to strain. Relationships between people can be measured by their perceptions of time. “I haven’t seen you in ages,” he cries. “I seem to see him all the time,” she complains.