I am not patient. And Time seems pass too quickly, except when I’m impatient.
Then it’s eternally slow.
In the epic tome that, full disclosure, I have not read, War and Peace, Tolstoy wrote:
“The two most powerful warriors are patience and time.”
And as a person lacking in patience, I think I’d have to agree.
Time can do amazing work to wear things down and alter them until they’re almost unrecognizable.
Here is a small but amazing selection of things worn away or changed by Time.
1. Walking Liberty dollar
I used to carry one of these in my pocket every day too. Now I sort of wish I hadn’t stopped!
My grandfathers Liberty Dollar he carried for 50+ years because "a man’s always gotta have a dollar in his pocket". Took a few attempts to get it, but you can still make out Lady Liberty. from Wellworn
2. Copper colored crayon
Mind. Blown. I had no idea it contained actual copper!
3. Layers of paint
Remarkable. I wonder how many layers there are in my house.
4. The Berlin Wall
Not to be outdone, check out these layers.
5. Old Yoda key chain
Pointy, his ears are no longer.
6. The well-loved stuffed friend
We all have one. They’re perfect.
7. Microwave light bulb
Why are they so pretty when they die? Is this how they make marbles??
8. A knife, half gone from use
It’s quite something to behold.
9. A shovel, trying to keep up with the knife
I’d like to know more about the 9,000 trees!
10. A boot, worn out from walking
I can’t believe it was only 6 years! Were they worn while planting the 9,000 trees?
They served me well for 6 years but it was time. $220 plus a $60 resole a couple years ago from the local cobbler. Looking forward to another 6 years. I’ve blown through $200+ Red Wings and Timberlands in months but these never failed me. (The holes happened a few months ago.) from Wellworn
11. A statue, worn out from touching
Ronaldo is one of the greats. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
12. Another statue
Because people are the same everywhere. They really like touching.
13. People are so much alike that together they can leave shadows behind
14. And they’re always losing their purse
Such a cool, human thing to find.
15. The Great Wall of China
Look at the state of those stairs after so many years.
16. WWI pocket watch
An absolutely incredible treasure.
These examples really illustrate how intriguingly Time can alter things.
Which one was your favorite? Tell us in the comments!