Time hurries when we are in love or experiencing joy, and slows down when we are heartbroken or in despair.
The speaker asks time to slow down when she is experiencing love rather than speeding up.
The name written in the sand is erased by the tide.
She says that, like a name written in the sand, she too will eventually cease to exist; neither she nor her name can be immortalized.
The speaker says that though no one can escape death, he and his love can be comforted by the fact that their love will live on.
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