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“Well, when you’re relaxed, your mind takes you to the whole reality. There’s no such thing as time when you’re really relaxed. That’s why meditation works.” ―Shirley MacLaine

Since the first post appeared on this site, 2570 days ago, every day is today. Each morning we wake up aware of time as it was before the greatest illusion of all was invented.

 “They took away time, and they gave us the clock.”

Abdullah Ibrahim

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“I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by.” −Douglas Adams

 An object in motion tends to stay in motion, unless and until it hits a wall.

“The time to relax is when you don’t have time for it.” −Sydney J. Harris Read more

“The past is never where you think you left it.” –Katherine Anne Porter

Super Mercado

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“I took a speed-reading course and read ‘War and Peace’ in twenty minutes. It involves Russia.” –Woody Allen

speedbumps in library

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“The gods only laugh when people ask them for money.” –Japanese Proverb

Turtle TwistJohn D. Rockefeller slips the bank teller a note that reads: “TRANSFER THE MONEY FROM GOD’S ACCOUNT INTO MINE.” The teller says, “But you already have more money than God!”

Money is a seriously funny joke. People don’t just beg, borrow and steal it, you know. They train for it, bust their humps for it, wed for it. Many live for it. Some die for it. But why?

“God gave me my money.” –John D. Rockefeller

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“The past is never where you think you left it.” –Katherine Anne Porter


The distinction between before and after the clock strikes one, cracks me up like a funhouse mirror. The very idea of distinguishing between early and late makes me laugh with the gods of science.

“The distinction between the past, present, and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion.” –Albert Einstein

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“I’ve got all the money I’ll ever need if I die by four o’clock.” -Henny Youngman

Time Out!Today, we are laughing with the gods at a finite metaphor’s cuckoo relationship to wealth, to love, and to life (not to say money, sex, and death). The finite metaphor is an invention of the human imagination: a metering device known as the clock.  

“They took away time, and they gave us the clock. –Abdullah Ibrahim

Once you get an inkling of what time itself is made of, its finite metaphors become seriously funny.

Time is an illusion. Lunchtime doubly so. –Douglas Adams

Time…as meted out by clocks, calendars, birthday cards, sympathy cards…is a seriously limited metaphor of life, the universe, et al. Did you know you have the power to trade it in for an infinite one?

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