time keeper

Frozen in Time

Try to imagine a life without timekeeping.

You probably can’t.

Yet all around you, timekeeping is ignored.

Birds are not late.
A dog does not check its watch.
Deer do not fret over passing birthdays.

Man alone measures time.
Man alone chimes the hour.
And, because of this, man alone suffers a paralyzing fear that no other creature endures.

A fear of time running out.

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Mitch Albom, The Time Keeper