Tick Tock

‘Try to imagine a life without timekeeping. You probably can’t. You know the month, the year, the day of the week. There is a clock on your wall or the dashboard of your car. You have a schedule, a calendar, a time for dinner or a movie. 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.’
-Mitch Albom, The Time Keeper

‘”The only thing,” Galahad say when they was in the tube going to the Water, “is that I find when I talk smoke coming out of my mouth.”

“Is so it is in this country,” Moses say. “Sometimes the words freeze and you have to melt it to hear the talk.”‘

– Sam Selvon, The Lonely Londoners

What a brilliant voice.