“Time is money,” we like to say, and this attitude permeates our language: Time (like money) is something to manage, to spend, to save.
Or is it?
Richard Leider and David Shapiro enchanted me with their book Repacking Your Bags. Why, they ask, do we always picture ourselves living in the top half of the hourglass, where time is always running out? Instead, why don’t we imagine ourselves in the bottom of the hourglass? There, every minute is followed by another minute that comes pouring in. Every hour is followed by another hour, and every day is just the first of many days to come… .
—from The Renaissance Soul by Margaret Lobenstine