Give me more time!

time_enough_at_lastSometimes 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!

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6 Responses to Give me more time!

  1. Agreed! More time to read & write are right up there with day-that-chocolate-has-no-calories on my list of impossible wishes.

    If you figure out the secret to stopping time, let me know. I’ll keep working on the chocolate thing.

  2. Lauren says:

    Agreed! Between work, house work, and more it’s hard to find time to sit and read a good amount of chapters. I usually find time for a chapter or two and that’s it. I want more weekends!

    Oh, and that’s my favorite Twilight Zone episode as well. It’s so painful.

  3. Nicole says:

    I feel like that too. It seems that it has been especially hard for me to balance everything in 2009. I’m still trying to get into a good groove

  4. readandbreathe says:

    Clearly, we just all need to invent some sort of way to freeze time.

  5. Very true I wish I can stop the hands of time doing the things I love including books and photography.

  6. Susan says:

    This is also my favorite Twilight Zone episode, followed closely by “The Obsolete Man” – another library/books themed episode. (which also starred Burgess Meredith)

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