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A child can think there is no end of time and find all manner of ways to seem to squander it. Of course that isn’t true. They have great work to do in playing and pretending and no time is being wasted — but when what seems like twenty days to a child suddenly turn into one, the child is an adult and there seems to be little time to be rehearsing. The bucket list is screaming for its own attending to.

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Learning new things has the value of slowing time, studies have shown — because new stories fill up space and force expansion — the thread of the narrative grows.

  1. Volume is the quantity of three-dimensional space enclosed by a closed surface, for example, the space that a substance or shape occupies or contains.
  2. A volume is a physical book. It may be printed or handwritten. The term is commonly used to identify a single book that is part of a larger.

She wonders if it is better to have more or less men drifting through a life to teach their lessons. Volume and volumes. Stories contained in space.

Seems it depends on the story and whether or not it is much different from any other. The same thing on repeat is not expanding.

“That new romance? Seems like an eternity between those early telephone calls, but before you know it, it’s your 20th anniversary…

…So here is the key to slowing down the pace of life (at least psychologically): As much as possible, take advantage of new and unique experiences.”

“Put your hand on a hot stove for a minute, and it seems like an hour. Sit with a pretty girl for an hour, and it seems like a minute. That’s relativity.”

Albert Einstein

“Time is subject to inflation!”  Or so the story goes.

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