Michael W Hartley
It’s About Time March 5, 2014

Joyous

“If time is precious, no book that will not improve by repeated readings deserves to be read at all.”
– Thomas Carlyle, Essays on Goethe

Complex

“Time is different for a tree than for a man. Sun and soil and water, these are the things a weirwood understands, not days and years and centuries. For men, time is a river. We are trapped in its flow, hurtling from past to present, always in the same direction. The lives of trees are different. They root and grow and die in one place, and that river does not move them. The oak is the acorn, the acorn is the oak.”
– George R.R. Martin, A Dance With Dragons

Cautionary

“The wisest are the most annoyed at the loss of time.”
– Dante Alighieri