What is time? According to the Canadian Oxford Dictionary, time is the indefinite and continuous duration of existence seen as a series of events progressing from the past through the present into the future.
The pandemic has focused us on time. When will the lockdown end? When can we visit Grandpa? When will it be safe to go to the gym, or even to the supermarket, without worrying? Will it ever be my turn to get the vaccine? A first wave, then a second wave, and now talk of a third wave. Where is the end? What day is it anyway, for the days blend one into another?
I wonder if this is what the Jewish people felt like wandering in the desert headed for the promised land. The Exodus took forty years to complete, a generation of time spent in the desert searching for the end.