Note by Note: Not Enough Time | No. 33 | 8.6.21



“Don’t live the same year 75 times and call it a life.” ~Robin Sharma 

Next to love—or the loss of it—time might be the most popular song topic. Consider “Time After Time”, “Time is On My Side”, “Back in Time”, “Yesterday”, “Time”, “Too Much Time on My Hands”, “Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)”, “Clocks”, “Old Man” “Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?”, “When I’m Sixty-Four”, and so on… 

What is your relationship with time? Mine seems to be getting more complicated. I wish for more hours in the day, more accomplishments on my ledger, and more creativity in my bones. I am wistful for missed opportunities and days gone by. 

The antidote seems to be staying grounded in the present moment and finding peace within the limits of this lifetime. Time might slow down a bit when we spend more time with loved ones, marvel in nature, set down our work, limit multi-tasking and social media, seek new adventures, and help others. I’m sure you have your own list too. 

While time is finite and unpredictable, it is a true gift. We live in the balance of that complexity. 

I threw all these musings into yet another song about time. It’s upbeat and bittersweet with side helpings of social commentary and chocolate. 

Thanks for taking time to read this, 


Joy Zimmerman, a soulful singer/songwriter, explores the everyday and the extraordinary with a captivating voice. Her songs resonate with humor, triumph and humanity. Joy’s seventh studio album, The Canvas Before Us, an acoustic reinvention, is available now.

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