CUBMASTER: We have talked this evening about what life will be like in the future. Let’s take a few minutes for the present time. A person’s perception of time keeps shifting. As the very old can tell you, time goes more swiftly the longer you live. An old man may look at a forest and remember when, in his childhood, that land was a plowed field. Time becomes telescoped, not by failing faculties, but by overlapped images. Each age offers a different vision which you can capture, borrow, and savor. The point is this: somewhere along the way, each individual needs to recognize that there is such a thing as personal time.
Immediate events ranging from toothaches to far-reaching political crises cannot be set aside. But we really have a great deal of leeway in choosing what we do with our time. If you have been thinking about getting outdoors more often, have you set aside the time?