18 the Power of Time Photos

2 years ago

Time flies incredibly fast, and nothing shows this better than photos in old family albums.

We at Now I’ve Seen Everything made a compilation of pictures that clearly shows time passes unbelievably quickly.

“Me on the left, my son on the right, 39 years apart.”

This photo feels like no time has passed at all! We would even guess, that the right photo was just an enhanced version of the photoshoot on the left. And it has been 39 years, absolutely unbelievable. Also, can we all take a moment to see how time had no power over that rug? Because we believe it is the same rug on both pics and we need tips now.

“20 years to the day, same house, same sofa”

“I have compulsively picked the skin off my finger for 15 years, resulting in it being covered in scar tissue with the lack of a fingerprint.”

“At my desk working hard in 1992 and in 2019 right before my retirement”

Time is a funny thing, it can pass in the blink of an eye. Interestingly, the only things that changed about this woman are her glasses and the color of her hair. We do not think she has aged even a day! We need her skincare routine.

“This saguaro cactus my parents planted 30 years ago”

Years of people touching the map at the “you are here” spot

“The way these elevator buttons have worn down based on the willingness to take stairs”

The passage of time is perfectly captured in this photo. And indeed, how curious that the letters faded based on the frequency of them being pushed. Funny that some people were lazy enough to go to the second floor.

“My mom has had these shoes for 13 years and her footprints are forever there.”

“The way my bike pedals have worn grooves in my shoes”

“This penny that had been stuck in my washer for years”

Can you just imagine how over time, wash by wash, this penny got almost perfectly polished. Time did pass and this pic shows that it has no mercy even over metal.

The difference between a keyboard that was used for years and a brand new one

An 18-month difference

Someone needs to wash their feet more often. But we love how this person loves these slippers so much, they have repurchased them. It is funny how much of a difference time can make on our shoes and clothes.

“A teeter-totter at my local playground where thousands of little feet have worn through the asphalt”

“My mom’s flip-flops somehow have only worn out on the left foot.”


“The sticker on my high school hat I’ve had for 10 years fell off, showing the original color.”

We thought that the color would have faded with the passage of time, but, funnily enough, it did the complete opposite thing. Frankly, we kind of like that lighter color more.

“My doggy, first night with us as a puppy, and 7 years later — same bed.”

“After high school, I was interested in special effects makeup. Now I can see how much my ear has grown over the last 35 years.”

“A year of cuddles.”

This dad put it so nice! This might be a very brief passage of time, but it is no less impactful thanks to the love we see on this image.

What changes have reminded you of how fast time flies? Tell us in the comments below.

Preview photo credit EternallyXIII / Reddit


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