Looking for Answers with a Stop-Watch

We wake up in a hurry.

Time flies. Photo my janussyndicate.com

We talk fast.

We walk quickly,  looking ahead.

The speed limit doesn’t count if we don’t go more than 10 miles faster.

Work is done against the clock. Hurry and learn. Hurry and finish.

Don’t think, it takes time.

Fast is good. Time is money.

Got a problem? Fix it fast or blame it on someone else.

Stop. Just stop.


This is the only September minute you will ever have. Don’ t rush it.

Copy this poem by Rainer Maria Rilke into your journal and read it till you know it is true:

Have patience with everything unresolved
in your heart
and try to love the questions themselves
Don’t search for the answers.
They could not be given to you now.
Because you would not be able to live them.
And the point is, to live everything.
Live the questions now.
Perhaps then, someday in the future,
you will gradually, without even noticing it,
live your way into the answer.

—Quinn McDonald is a slow learner, and she’s not sorry about that.