Random #45

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.

The Time Keeper – Mitch Albom

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  1. You’re right— this is why action movies are so good sometimes! John McClane doesn’t give a shit about time or life, it’s good to adopt some of that attitude sometimes 😄. I don’t know if that’s what you’re meant to take away from them, but that’s the purpose for me lol.

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  2. Good poem, well written, but not entirely accurate…
    Dauphy keeps time, or at least his stomach does! he can be fast asleep and will wake with a start the minute the clock reaches 4pm! Tea time!

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