The adage often used in retirement is, “When you worked you controlled time, now time controls you.”
Kinda true, but not entirely. I know today is Friday, but I think it’s Saturday. I have errands to run this Friday, so I’m off in my car. I pass a school and wonder why all the cars are there. After all, it’s Saturday. It must be a special weekend meeting for teachers, I think to myself.
I return home and set my alarm for Sunday’s Mass because I think it’s Saturday while knowing that it’s Friday. After a few hours, I realized that my thinking was wrong but that my knowing was true.
I completed all my Friday errands while truly believing that today was Saturday.
So, time does not control me. I’m still in control but not always in an accurate way.