Chronicle; Time, bubbly and summer reflections…

Björnstierne Antonsson

Björnstierne Antonsson

Time is an interesting subject. TheChampagneSommelier reflects on time … [read the full champagne story] 

Estimated reading time: 3 minutes

On the one hand, time is concrete: the clock that inevitably ticks forward, the seconds that pass. On the other hand, time is incomprehensible. A year can fly by at breakneck speed, a brief moment of horror can last an eternity.

David Bowie noted that time goes faster the older you get. Objectively, of course, that’s not true – a minute always lasts 60 seconds, regardless of whether you’re 25 or 75 years old – but in the fall of age, when the sand in the upper part of the hourglass gets smaller and smaller, it feels like time is flying by. Unlike when you were, say, 16, and time was something that slowly ticked by waiting for you to grow a stubble, get into nightclubs, and avoid being dumped for an older guy with a sports car.

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