Sometimes I feel like our workdays make us a bit like Henry Bemis in my favorite episode of The Twilight Zone, “Time Enough At Last”. You know the one I’m talking about; where time is always against him. He’s a voracious reader but has to sneak down to the bank vault to catch some precious reading time during his lunch hour. Then the world ends and he’s left with a bookworm’s fantasy: endless time to read. No one to tell him what to do! Minutes and hours to just devour any and all books. Until he steps on his reading glasses, and the rest is history.
Sometimes I wish I could just freeze time and be able to read whenever I’m inclined to (which is pretty much all the time). That way, you don’t miss out on “real life”, work, interaction with friends. That all takes place in real time. Reading time, though, could go on for as long as you wanted it to. Think of all the books you could get through!