Slow motion as time slips through my knuckles
Trying to hold on to time, but it’s impossible. He longingly watches is pass by, almost like it was moving in slow motion.
Also, it is possibly a metaphor for holding something finite like sand and helplessly watching it fall out of your hand as you try to hold on to it tightly
When on drugs, time isn’t a concern and days feel as though they pass quickly because you are numb. After getting clean and struggling with sobriety, life feels as though the days are very slow as your brain learns how to interpret the world.
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