When worlds collide, life gets complicated

Yolande Grosser

EVERYONEloves time travel don’t they?

Doctor Whoand his Tardis fascinated me as a child, and I always loved Narnia, where many years could pass in that world while not a moment went by here.

With time travel though, it’s always a disaster when one version of a person crosses paths with a copy of him or herself, visiting from another time.

Think Marty McFly in Back to the Future or the characters in Peabody and MrSherman.

It’s similar to how some different aspects of our lives seldom meet, but when worlds collide, life gets very complicatedvery quickly.

The perfect storm unfolded for me in the past week, with many different roles in my life needing to step up to the plate at the same time.

I was in great need of a flux capacitor, or a time machine of some nature.

The waters started to get choppy on Friday morning when our parents’ club at school wrapped the Christmas hampers.

Our fabulous team got the job done in no time.

After I tied my last ribbon, I raced off to help run a kids’ club at church, where I was in the kitchen supervising decoration of brownie Christmas trees I’d baked at home.

The wind really picked up Sunday though, with my role as director of our Christmas play in Sunday School clashing with my full-time job as taxi mum from home.

I needed three girls to be at Carols by Candlelight rehearsals and two girls to be at the Horsham Arts Council 50th anniversary spectacular rehearsals, all at the same time, in different locations.

During thathectic couple ofhours, I was a part of the Operation 19:14 team, building a kid’s activities tent for the Carols by Candlelight eventand taking the time to deliver my plates of supper backstage in my role as chair of the Horsham College Chaplaincy Committee.

On the upside, there will be no need for the Ghost of Christmas Yet to Comefrom A Christmas Carolto visit from the future, to encourage me to be more generous with my time, to improve my future … if you know what I mean.

Time is a gift we haveand a gift we give, but our time is limited.

It might be time for me to have a little lay down.

– Yolande Grosser

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