“Very Busy People” by The Limousines

With every day, and every year of my life that goes by, I find that time is flying faster and faster as I become busier and busier. I look around and I talk to people around me, and we all seem to agree, that time is quickening. We all feel breathless, wired off too much of something (coffee, Diet Coke, nicotine, not-enough-sleep highs), and all of us wishing for more time. We are wishing, too, for less of everything else. We fill our spaces with too much and often we don’t even know what we have.

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“Very Busy People” by The Limousines – from the album, Get Sharp (2010)

“I’ve got an iPod like a pirate ship,
I’ll sail the sea,
with fifty thousand songs I’ve never heard-
and all the best of them go…
la la la la la la…”

“Very Busy People” by The Limousines
from the album, Get Sharp (2010)
Song Of The Day – March 7, 2011

We have bookshelves full of unread pages, music players with so much unheard, and stories we keep meaning to write. Words we long to whisper and scream. Words that lie somewhere inside of us, always left unsaid. We have 700+ friends on various social medias, yet most of us are so fucking lonely all the time. Most of us just feel isolated, and alone.

How much of our lives do we really pay attention to anymore? How many people even know us anymore Do we even have time to know anything, or anyone? Do we have time to be known ourselves, at all?

I want to hit the pause button. At least once in awhile. Don’t you?

2 Replies to ““Very Busy People” by The Limousines”

  1. i really wanted to respond to this post the other day and when I got home I forgot to! This is how I feel every day. It reminds me of my favorite sylvia plath quote

    “I can never read all the books I want; I can never be all the people I want and live all the lives I want. I can never train myself in all the skills I want. And why do I want? I want to live and feel all the shades, tones and variations of mental and physical experience possible in life. And I am horribly limited.”

    I feel like so much time passes by so fast. whole nights. i come home from work and as i’m about to go to sleep i’m like wait, what did i do with my night. where did my time go? what have i accomplished. i want to hit pause so much. we never take the time to know people. i think i’m always amazed when people know things about me. when someone remarks about something they know i love or something i said. because it just rarely happens. so much going on. we barely have time for the basic details.

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  2. Exactly.

    I so agree and relate to the Plath quote – and I feel so much the way you do. There are people I wish I had time to connect to, and feel closer to. Funny how we have all these tools to communicate and connect, yet most of us feel disconnected.
    I want extra hours in the day…please…

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