Time Running Out

Try to imagine a life without timekeeping. You probably can’t. You know the month, the year, the day of the week. There is a clock on your wall or the dashboard of your car. You have a schedule, a calendar, a time for dinner or a movie.

Yet all around you, timekeeping is ignored. Birds are not late. A dog does not check its watch. Deer do not fret over passing birthdays. Man alone measures time. Man alone chimes the hour. And, because of this, man alone suffers a paralyzing fear that no other creature endures.

A fear of time running out.

— Mitch Albom, The Time Keeper

2 thoughts on “Time Running Out

    • It’s so funny to think how much we dwell on, worry about, quantify, evaluate all based on our own idea of time and its management. We just need reminders once in awhile to pause, slow down, breathe, and savor.

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