Tuesday, 30 August 2011

Upon Arriving

Place time in a box. Seal. Wrap the box in shiny, brightly-coloured paper. Leave.
            Get on with life. Gradually forget all about the box. Forge a career; raise a family. Look forward. Look forward. Look forward. Resolve. Determine. Succeed. Wave farewell to the family, one by one by one. Realize the career is at an end.
            Notice the silence.
            Stand still for the first time in decades.
            Discover a box wrapped in shiny, brightly-coloured paper; all covered in dust. Slowly and carefully unwrap the shiny, brightly-coloured paper. Open the box.
            Find the time which you had saved for yourself. Wonder at the smallness of the box.


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