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Time Miser

GC Myers- Struggle and Will

Struggle and Will– At the West End Gallery

Time is the coin of your life. It is the only coin you have, and only you can determine how it will be spent. Be careful lest you let other people spend it for you.

–Carl Sandburg, On his 85th Birthday, Jan 6 1963

Time to spring ahead an hour on the clock. This is always a frantic day in this little world of mine that is dictated by my own sense of order. Anything that unduly intrudes or alters my schedule is cause for panic.

Well, maybe not panic. But I do see it as a pain in the butt, shifting my whole schedule forward. Actually, it’s not really shifting anything. I will simply get up an hour later and stay awake an hour later on the clock than I do now.

So, maybe it’s not as big a pain in the butt as I inferred.

It’s really just an adjustment. An hour later of sleep means I will get less done before breakfast, get to my blog a bit later, etc. On the flip side, it will be nice to stay wake past 9 PM.

I pretty much adhere to the advice at the top from poet Carl Sandburg, seeing time as the most valuable asset we have since, unlike other tangible assets like money or gold, it cannot be recovered once it is spent.

As a result, I am somewhat of a time miser. That doesn’t mean I don’t waste time though what might seem like wasting time to you is often vital to what I do. Idling around is a big part of the artistic life. It might even be an artform in itself.

That’s where today leaves me, as a master idler and time miser. And proud of it.

Now get out of here– I’ve spent all the time I have this morning on this foolishness!

For this Sunday Morning Music, here’s an on topic semi-classic from 1996, Time Won’t Let Me, by the Cleveland-based band, The Outsiders.

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