Tag Archives: time

a day late and a movie short.

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  excited to see a new film

(one of my favorite things to do)

i arrived precisely

at the designated time and place

(with time to meet up, buy tickets, grab a ‘movie-buttered’ popcorn, chatter a bit, and find our seats)

only to discover

that i had organized it so that

we were precisely

24 hours late for the show.

p.s. i really do make every effort to be on time for things 

but this has also happened

with a holiday party i was really excited to attend

a few years back

 is this a pattern?  see below –

a day late and a trifle short.

 

“nothing, of course, begins at the time you think it did.”

lillian hellman

fall back.

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“we must not allow the clock and the calendar to blind us to the fact

that each moment is a miracle and mystery.”

-h.g. wells

on daylight savings time day once again – fall back 

 

 

image credit: ‘fir forest’ painting by gustav klimt

“horus non number nisi serenas” (i only count the sunny hours.) -william hazlitt

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the northern hemisphere summer solstice will occur at 5:14 a.m. et on june 21, 2022

the hour is upon us

 

“an inch of time on the sundial is worth more than a foot of jade.”

-confucius

oubaitori.

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oubaitori is a japanese idiom written as a combination of kanji characters,

representing four trees that bloom in spring: cherry, plum, apricot and peach.  

i believe this to be true for everyone

from the youngest child 

to the most elderly.

never enough time.

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and once again

the meaningless disruption

of daylight savings time

has returned

 leaving

many of us

unmoved by it.

“There’s never enough time to do all the nothing you want.”

-bill watterson, calvin and hobbes

 

 

 

image credit: wallhere.com

the end in mind.

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on the first of three days

of parent-teacher conferences

at the end of just our second family meeting

one of us

(names are unimportant)

closed the conference

with a friendly goodbye –

“have a great weekend!”

only to

glance up

noticing

it was actually

tuesday at 10:02am.

almost there….

 “begin with the end in mind.”

-stephen covey

 

how long is forever?

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the usps has announced that the price of forever stamps is going up

isn’t that the purpose of buying forever stamps,

so you never ever have to pay more or wonder what the current price is?

so forever isn’t forever?

i decided to ask my reliable old friend, merriam webster –

forever adverb

for·​ev·​er | \ fə-ˈre-vər  , fȯ-; Southern often fə-ˈe-və \

Definition of forever 

1

for a limitless time

wants to live forever

2

at all times CONTINUALLY

is forever making bad puns

forever noun

Definition of forever 

a seemingly interminable time excessively long

it took her forever to find the answer

i then asked my two steves for their answer:

” intend to live forever. so far, so good.”

-steven wright

“nothing cannot exist forever.”

-stephen hawking