Lately time has been racing. Have you noticed? It seems that only recently the year had begun. Time is elusive, it has many faces. Sometimes it drags, other times you realise it's slipped past without you noticing. Having boys aged 15 and 18 has intensified this for me. The transition from boyhood to manhood happens before your eyes, and you have to adjust your perception of them to keep up. I think I've reflected on time before; it's a leitmotif, perhaps.