For the first time in history we can track the evolution of a pandemic in real time. Influenza viruses are notorious for their rapid mutation and unpredictable behavior.
With the current situation going on, all we can do is it live it one day at a time.
“No such thing as spare time, no such thing as free time, no such thing as down time. All you got is life time. Go.”
~ Henry Rollins
We seem to have a compulsion these days to bury time capsules in order to give those people living in the next century or so some idea of what we are like.
I spent a lot of time at the New York Public Library, the main branch. I was one of those people. If you ever spend a good amount of time there, you realize there are people who spend the entire day there. They’re bookish homeless people.
People spend too much time finding other people to blame, too much energy finding excuses for not being what they are capable of being, and not enough energy putting themselves on the line, growing out of the past, and getting on with their lives.
-J. Michael Straczynski, American Producer – 1954 –
“It has been said, ‘time heals all wounds.’ I do not agree. The wounds remain. In time, the mind, protecting its sanity, covers them with scar tissue and the pain lessens. But it is never gone.”
~ Rose Kennedy
Yesterday’s the past, tomorrow’s the future, but today is a gift. That’s why it’s called the present.
~ Bill Keane
The line it is drawn
The curse it is cast
The slow one now
Will later be fast
As the present now
Will later be past
The order is rapidly fadin’
And the first one now will later be last
For the times they are a-changin’
~Bob Dylan, The Times They Are A-Changin
“Time is never wasted if you remember to bring along something to read.”
– Thomas Pynchon (2012). “Against the Day”, p.211, Penguin
All great achievements require time.
Time is what prevents everything from happening at once. -Albert Einstein
on this date
March 21, 2006
Time sure flies
“I passionately hate the idea of being with it, I think an artist has always to be out of step with his time.”
– Orson Welles
“Time is an illusion.
Lunchtime doubly so.”
“The thing I lose patience with the most is the clock. Its hands move too fast”
– Thomas A. Edison
There’s the saying(s) “time goes by to fast,’ “where did the time go?’ “time sure flies when you are having fun,” etc, etc.
If you ever want time to go by slow, pull up a chair, sit, relax and give the clock your undivided attention, and witness time passing by.
Call it meditation by clock.
Do not confine your children
to your own learning, for
they were born in another time.
“Most of us spend too much time on what is urgent and not enough time on what is important.”
“No man ever achieved worth-while success who did not, at one time or other, find himself with at least one foot hanging well over the brink of failure.”
“Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.”
Talk about ‘how time flies.’
Just heard a song
on the radio.
“Can I Get a Witness”
by Marvin Gaye.
The song goes
back to the ’60s.
It brought back memories,
some good, so bad, and so-so.
Yes, ‘how time flies.’
A Pondering Mind 10/12/2014
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“Time flies over us, but leaves its shadow behind.”
What is irking me: nothing really comes to mind, as to what to post, write, type, copy, paste etc., etc. For now, I have other things to pass the time away.
So many books, so little time.
Time you enjoy wasting, was not wasted.
How long a minute is, depends on which side of the bathroom door you’re on.
— Zall’s Second Law
A sign of things to come.
After a morning rain, now it is overcast.
Looking out the window, A pondering Mind sees the various trees, slowly changing color.
I guess it’s goodby to Summer and hello to Autumn, which arrives in the Eastern Time Zone at 4:44 pm.
Where does the time go?
The time to hesitate is through. — Robby Krieger (guitarist who played in the band: ‘The Doors’)
Time is the longest distance between two places.
– Tennessee Williams
“The best thing about the future is that it comes one day at a time.”
– Abraham Lincoln
I was in enough to get along with people. I was never socially inarticulate. And that saved my life, saved my sanity. That and the writing. But to this day I distrust anybody who thought school was a good time. Anybody.
– Stephen King
Coffee leads men to trifle away their time, scald their chops, and spend their money, all for a little base, black, thick, nasty, bitter, stinking nauseous puddle of water.
– The Women’s Petition Against Coffee, 1674
“Time is a created thing. To say ‘I don’t have time,’ is like saying, ‘I don’t want to.”