But does it? It’s a well worn saying and it is true that many things fade with time and that healing often takes time to be manifest. But I’m not convinced that time has any healing properties of its own.
If hurt becomes less acute over time, not is not directly because of the passing of time but because of all the other experiences, emotions general things of life that come along and dilute the hurt, or stand between the hurt and the current viewpoint.
Time allows healing to happen but it doesn’t actually accomplish it. If someone nurses a hurt, grudge or grief, refusing to get on with life, then that hurt, grudge or grief will fester, not heal.
As Paula pointed out in response to yesterday’s post, time is powerless against some things; such as the suffering and death of a child even if that child is an adult.
We often seem to let time rule our lives, but does it really have any power at all?