Try to imagine a life without timekeeping. You probably can’t.
You know the month, the year, the day of the week. There is a
clock on your wall or the dashboard of your car. You have a
schedule, a calendar, a time for dinner or a movie. Yet all
around you, timekeeping is ignored. Birds are not late. A dog
does not check its watch. Deer do not fret over passing
birthdays. Man alone measures time. Man alone chimes the hour.
And, because of this, man alone suffers a paralyzing fear that no
other creature endures. A fear of time running out.