Time has a funny influence over us. It matters so much without saying or doing or being anything but this abstract concept.
Like marriage. Marriage isn’t scary because it’s a commitment. A relationship alone is a commitment. Marriage can be scary because it’s a time commitment. It’s promising not just today and tomorrow, but every tomorrow for the rest of your life. The concept of so much time can be terrifying. You worry it will drag on forever and become monotonous and boring.
Another terifying concept is the thought of too little time. Then everything seems a whole lot better. Suddenly you appreciate things more, see them in a better light because you realize you may never experience these things again.
Maybe it’s not about time at all. Maybe it’s just about beginnings and ends.