"Now, thieving time..."
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
It's on days like this that I remember, I am 66 years old going on 67...
Tension-producing developments at work lead to lack of sleep and I finally hit bottom and fall asleep, heavily asleep, for two hours on the sofa when I should be finishing a task.
So what do I do? Listen to my body, which perhaps is warning me that it needs rest to be ready for the coming onslaught of rehearsals and masses...and read a murder mystery!
No, I do NOT feel this old yet, but I could not resist sharing this quotation with you.
"Now, thieving Time, take what you must --
Quickness to hear, to move, to see;
When dust is drawing near to dust
Such diminutions needs must be.
Yet leave, O leave exempt from plunder
My curiosity, my wonder!"
- Mark Antony DeWolfe Howe, quoted by M. C. Beaton in Death of a Dustman