This post is dedicated in memory of Shlomo ben Aryeh Zalman. May it be an aliyah for his neshama.
Why take the trouble to explain creation in relation to days if they are not accurate measurements? Rav Dessler goes on to say that it is for our benefit - but not as you may think. Each person is on this planet for a limited time - 120 years if we are lucky. While not everyone is subject to this fault, many people tend to procrastinate. If it wasn't for that fact that one knows their life is finite, there would be no incentive to grow as a person, which ideally each and every one of us should be striving for each day. Rav Dessler says the constriction of time, how it limits us to finite possibilities before we return to eternity is a gift - a clock that reminds us we have much to do and little time.
We are still in the season of beginnings - the new year is still only a few weeks behind us. We have just finished reading the Torah and are entering a new cycle again. We are into our own lives, but each year is an opportunity to reset ourselves - our goals, values, and so on, so that we may get the most out of this year, and this life. May this year bring nothing but blessing to all our readers.