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    "time turns to honey"

    Hi.
    Could you please tell me what the following means here?

    Its hard not to feel like a child left alone when his parents have gone to an important dinner and will be away all night. The familiar rooms echo differently, somehow, and time turns to honey.

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    Re: "time turns to honey"

    Honey is a thick liquid that pours very slowly and in which it is difficult to move. Time is likened to honey in this excerpt. For a child who has been left alone by their parents, time slows down -- starts flowing at the pace of honey.

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    Re: "time turns to honey"

    It's also sweet/desirable. I think the viscosity BC mentioned is more important, but 'time turns to glycerine' wouldn't work as well.

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    Re: "time turns to honey"

    Thanks a lot

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