Posts tagged ‘schedule’

2013

days

How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives. What we do with this hour, and that one, is what we are doing. A schedule defends from chaos and whim. It is a net for catching days. It is a scaffolding on which a worker can stand and labor with both hands at sections of time. A schedule is a mock-up of reason and order—willed, faked, and so brought into being; it is a peace and a haven set into the wreck of time; it is a lifeboat on which you find yourself, decades later, still living. Each day is the same, so you remember the series afterward as a blurred and powerful pattern.

Anne Dillard, The Writing Life (1989)

2012

ego v. the world

A part, a large part, of travelling is an engagement of the ego v. the world…The world is hydra headed, as old as the rocks and as changing as the sea, enmeshed inextricably in its ways. The ego wants to arrive at places safely and on time.

Sybille Bedford, “The Quality of Travel,” in Esquire (1961)

2012

how

How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives.

Anne Dillard, The Writing Life (1989)

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