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“We live in a moment of history where change is so speeded up that we begin to see the present only when it is already disappearing.” –R.D. Laing

      Some participants in the human race are running late, others ahead of schedule.

“There’s no present. There’s only the immediate future and the recent past.” George Carlin

At varying velocities, we all dash along a track whose Start and Finish lines are back-to-back. 

“The laws of science do not distinguish between the past and future.” Stephen Hawking

We barely slow down for fast food, never mind food for thought.

“Time is an illusion. Lunchtime doubly so.” Douglas Adams

We know time stands still and cures all ills when love thrills, but we think it also runs out.

“The past, the present and the future are really one; they are today.” Harriet Beecher Stowe 

So, instead of  the lingering perfume of contentment, we smell exhaust.

“It is a good idea to be alone in a garden at dawn or dark so that all its shy presence may haunt you and possess you in a reverie of suspended thought.” –James Douglas

Chasing like greyhounds after a forever-elusive bunny is a waste of endorphins.

“The truth about forever is that it’s happening right now.” Sarah Dessen

Haring to beat the tortoise, we dig ruts outside the winner’s circle.

“Most men pursue pleasure with such breathless haste that they hurry past it.” –Søren Kierkegaard

In a hot-house hurry to snatch victory’s fruits, a perennial idea, grounded in infinite love, is nipped in the bud.

“The infinite is the finite of ever instant.” –Zen saying

The only winners of a race against time’s metaphors, are laughing and loving in life’s sweet spot, a timeless place, redolent of a master painter’s garden, perpetually abloom.

“Forever is composed of nows.” -Emily Dickenson


 

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