“Time and Tide wait for none”. This is a proverb we are familiar with since our good old childhood days, but it gains new interpretations as we grow up. Time which we always knew was fleeting away now seems even less available to us than before, because there is so much to do and such less time for it. The “it” could be one task which completely consumes us or many demanding attention. What happens in these situations is that time seems to shrink and seems constricting.
When we grow up to be adults, there is too much pressure on a certain block of time of too many activities. The pressures of the tasks at hand encircle our block of time and narrow it, constrict it. And the effect is such that we feel that time is not free flowing smoothly but rushing so fast through a minute that we feel suffocated. This is when time feels constricted. What does new behavior of time found in adults indicate? It’s a signifier for our adult lives.