"It's all about the time we have (left) and how we choose to use it."
I heard this in a TV drama and it got me thinking.
Time is a currency more precious than money. Everything is about time. From the moment we are born we are all on borrowed time. We are each a ticking time bomb.
I often wonder why time is divided the way it is. Who decided we measure time by years and that a year is 12 months and a month is 4.5 weeks, and a week 7 days and a day 24 hours. Why?
And while I'm thinking about numbers and measures, why is a "blockbuster" novel supposed to be at least 100,000 words and a standard novel 60,000 words? Who decreed this? Why do competitions state that a short story should be 1000 words, or 2000 or 4000 or 9000?
This obsession we have with numbers and quantification (is there such a word?) is not helpful. Can't a story or a novel be as long as it needs to be?
Rant over, although it is a topic I will likely return to....