My husband and I are experiencing what you have just described...we commented on it just this evening. We were discussing the LaPlata, MD tornado which occurred 15 years ago today, and we saw some photos of it on the news tonight which were showing how it was in the aftermath, 15 years ago. Well, we both felt like it was just yesterday. In fact, my mother passed away the following day and I remember telling her about it as she was dying. She was always so interested in my choral singing, and I was telling her that our rehearsal place had been hit by a tornado. I didn't even know why I was telling her, except I was just being her little girl and talking to Mom. Not three years later, I found another choral group, and I joined it. My audition was on her birthday. LOL Romans 8:28 "All things work together for good for those who love God and who are called according to His purpose." AED, we must be on a similar path. I crave silence, as well, and the sounds of nature...and I hold everything up to see if it is of God or the world. I don't want anything of this current culture! It does indeed seem as if time is collapsing in on itself. Good way to word it.