PHOTOGRAPHY AND TEXT BY DEREK CLARK
What happened to Time? There used to be so much, and most of it was free. There was always another day. No need to rush! Don't do today what you can put off till tomorrow! Long summers and a lifetime between each Christmas. Mum and dad stopping at another cafe and they always take too long! We still have hours in the back of the car and the 8-track cassette of Dean Martin goes round and round endlessly, click after click.
"Are we nearly there yet?"
Fast forward in more ways than one. Let's go, we don't have all day. Time is money and they run out as fast as each other. Shoot, edit. Shoot, edit edit. Shoot, edit edit edit. Multiple mouse clicks to every tick of the clock.
Time for dancing, time for swimming. Time for dad's taxi.
The end of yet another year hurtles towards us, like space debris heading to Explorer.
"We have to go, we have to go go go!".
The past is a blur!
The present can't be opened!
The future isn't what it used to be!