Thursday, May 7, 2015

Time's Up! Or is it?

When I began this blog journey, a primary intent was to feature my photos and highlight the many creative people who have influenced me, moved me, taught me, and inspired me to be my most authentic self.

Toward that end, this is the first in a series of blogs (and images) that will address the topic of "Time".  This installment has been interpreted by my inaugural "guest" contributor, Liz Madden-Zibman.  Liz is a very talented lady who specializes in creative writing.  (See her Bio below.)  I could write a separate blog about our story of friendship but will save that for the future!

Cutting to the chase, we bantered (longer than we should have!) about collaborating.  We finally got off our respective "seats" and decided "Time" would be a great topic to showcase her writing skills and my photography.  We are both at an age where we have much to say and the desire to share it. So without further ado, here is Liz's commentary around "Time's Up."

“Time’s up!” by Liz Madden-Zibman

Most of us are familiar with that cliché. Myself, I don’t accept it. There is no way; it’s impossible for time to time out! If we’re talking about time on the grand scale as in living then Time expires only for one’s individual body and mind but not for those whose hearts continue to pump. The world and its inhabitants continue on, most of us hardly missing a beat as we plow through the hours of the day. We ourselves can’t stop time nor can we escape it. When we sleep, time passes. When we eventually awaken (and hopefully we will awaken on time, not to miss our train, work deadlines, appointments, and coffee chats), we segue into the moving moments of the ongoing palpitations of time present. On the other hand, we are able to limit the amount of time we spend doing anything. Take this particular project where we're blogging about time and photography as it captures a segment of time.  Each post can be limited, but the subject matter can be explored over and over from different angles.

That said, “Time’s up!” It’s your turn to weigh in.  Do you have a favorite "Time" cliché you'd like to share?  Please do!  We could explore it and then perhaps feature it in a future post.  Let's do this together and see where it takes us.

And last but certainly not least, I resurrected this photo taken several years ago.  This iconic clock resides in the center of New York City's Grand Central Station - photographed and edited in a very unfamiliar and unconventional way.  But of course.

“Time does not pass, it continues” 
― Marty Rubin

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Liz Madden-Zibman writes imaginative tales and literary fiction, exploring themes of  hope, renewal and creativity. Her novel chapters, short stories and poetry are published in Shaking Lit: Best Prose 2007-2010, Transfer 37, The Kelsey Review, The Kennesaw Review, the U.S. 1 Newspaper Summer Fiction Issue, and most recently, Voices & Visions and La Pluma y La Tinta, New Voices Anthology. Liz has a Master of Fine Arts degree in Creative Writing from Fairleigh Dickinson University and a Bachelor’s degree in English/Creative Writing from San Francisco State University. She teaches research writing in the disciplines, at Rutgers University.  Contact her at: