“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
Yet all around you, timekeeping is ignored. Birds are not late.
A dog does not check its watch. Deer do not fret over passing
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.”
— Mitch Albom, The Time Keeper