January 6, 2009
The mere cadence of Svetlana Konnikova’s post reminds me of the power of slowing down. Having enjoyed almost two weeks off, I have returned to the pace of my heartbeat’s rhythm. It was wonderful to feel “allowed” to watch a movie with my children last night, even though it was working hours (I had already completed all assignments hours before – that’s what ‘freelancing’ means, right? You are free to wield your lance at will).
On Svetlana’s blog, Mama’s Home Remedies, she quotes Truman Capote. The below says it all this first week of the year.
“Time, time, what is time? The Swiss manufacture it, French hoard it, the Italians want it, the Americans say it is money, and the Hindus say it doesn’t exist.”
Having asked Swiss, French, Italian, American and Hindu people their meaning of time, I could not agree more. Time, like life, is what you make of it.
How will you make yours?