My watch

Posted: April 25, 2013 in Uncategorized
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This morning while getting ready for work I look down at my bare wrist and pull over the black watch with the leather band. While participating in this rote morning ritual I recall a message sent to me earlier in the week from my girl friend. The message had an excerpt from the Mitch Alboms “The Time Keeper”

“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. an 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.”

I love this message. I think she sent it to me because I have always found the concept of time  fascinating.

There is really nothing tangible about time. It is impossible to measure and yet it is so important.


Time does not exist but clocks and watches do and we live in a world that requires we adhere to schedules set by others. I think instead of fighting against time we should do our best with our “time” here on earth.

Despite time being non existent there is an end to this life as we know it. All we can really do is, treat everyone the best we can and then maybe we will find a way to be timeless




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