NO! That is not my biological clock ticking, it is the constant pounding sound of the love clock which is buried deep within me somewhere. Sometimes it is extremely loud and other times I can’t even hear it, but I know it is there, I’m just not so sure if I should be watching it or just let time run its course.
TICK….TICK….TICK…annoying isn’t it?
I am CERTAINLY not an expert on relationships and I hope that I never will be, life without that mystery would be really boring! I watched a movie last night called the Timer, and it really got me thinking….sometimes good, sometimes not so good….but I decided to keep that thinking going and after a while it kind of made some sense. My last post talked about finding our soul mate, is it possible? Perhaps….Can we be patient? Most of us would say no…we want to know right now if we have found that ONE.
The timer in the movie is a clock that was implanted in the arms of someone over the age of 14. They all started with a zeroed out clock, at some point the clock starts working and gives you a count down of when you will meet your soul mate. When two souls that are meant for each other meet, their clocks simultaneously zero out again, Most people succumb to the pressure of needing that clock, constantly watching it to see when and where they will meet the love of their lives, while other’s protest it and only look for those who are timer-less. Some even go as far as having it removed because they can’t handle the fact it has been zero for so long and they are sure they don’t have a soul mate out there.
At first I found the movie a bit off the wall, but it started to feel so real to me after a while. There was a period of time when the lead thought she had found her soul mate in a timer-free man even though he had not started the count down on hers, but it didn’t stop her from just living in the moment all the while thinking she was falling in love with him.
She thought she was happy and went to have her timer removed believing she had met her soul mate and that the timers were a farce. Just as they were reaching out for her arm to do the removal her clock started counting down. Now she was faced with a choice…..ignore it and stay happy with whom she had found, or have faith in the clock and wait it out for her ONE to find her. THAT was the moment it all became real for me!
So many people go through there lives knowing that they have their one and only, I was pretty sure I had in my ex, but then there are those who continue to wander aimlessly looking, hoping, praying, and unfortunately settling. Not to say that settling is all that bad, as I learned in the movie she was pretty darn happy with the timer-less love, but her soul wasn’t, and the sound of that inner clock beating on her heart was a constant reminder that she needed to wait out her clock.
Happy ending of course, as the two soul mates came together their eyes locked and both timer’s zeroed out, however it was a movie. So can this really happen, not having timer’s shoved into our arms, but can we really meet the one whom we are destined to be with and when we do will we KNOW we have found them?
I am feeling mighty faithful this morning and I am more than ready to go ahead and keep listening to my inner timer even though at times that clicking sound may seem like nails on a chalkboard, it will stop someday and then I’LL know. My fuse is lit and I will not douse it on my own, I will wait when the time is right it will put itself out.
Do not give up my fellow singles, that someone is out there listening to their clock and when the time is right you will both zero out together.
Can you hear your clock? Will you have the patience to wait for the real deal? I’d love to hear your thoughts.
One, Ed Sheeran
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