There is a 12-hour time difference between Bali and DC.
This is an established fact. It's how our linear time system works. Maybe not in the multiverse, because then isn't it everywhere all the time simultaneously?
But in our current verse, we all move forward at the same rate, minute by minute.
This 12-hour difference continues to be the case whether you are upright or standing on your head. Whether you're facing east or west.
The earth revolves around the sun, and our planet spins, and day shifts to night incrementally across our world. Yes. I did learn this at some point.
Though time and numbers are not my strength, I understand this concept.
And I have been here almost three weeks at this point.
But still I cannot figure out what day it is where, when I'm talking in two time zones.
It's like a new surprise every day.
We start our yoga classes at 7:00 AM, so I'm usually heading out the door by 6:30.
This means I typically talk to Nick around 6:00 AM my time before class, or 7:30--8:00 PM after dinner here.
Not to suggest that my class, dining, and chat schedule is riveting. But here's the thing.
I'm always like, "Good morning! Wait! You're still yesterday, right?"
And Nick says, "It's 12 hours, love."
I talk to him at night and I'm like, "How was your day?" And then I say, "No, wait! You're my today? It's today there? We're the same day! Oh! Good morning!"
Sometimes I'm even like, "Is it tomorrow there yet? No, I'm tomorrow."
And he's all, "It's 12 hours, love."
"Right now I'm your tomorrow?"
"You're my tomorrow."
Bother literally and lit-rully, we have this conversation at least once a day. Initially, Nick patiently tried to explain that we are on the same space-time continuum, and I will continue to be 12 hours ahead for as long as I'm here.
In the beginning, he just said it neutrally. After a few days, I could hear him sigh."It's 12 hours, love."
I will always be his tonight or tomorrow (his sun, moon, stars...). That's just how time differences work.
But now when I'm like, "Good morning! No, good tomorrow! Or yesterday," he just responds, "Good morning!" Or, "I hope you had a good day! I'm just waking up."
And then the other day when I was like, "Hello yesterday! Or maybe today? I think I'm tomorrow," he said:
"Could you please look up the winning lottery numbers so I can buy a ticket?"
Yes. Yes, I'm pretty sure I can.