Don’t Rush

I was finding myself more than a little distracted at work, reading online articles like “How to Tell When You’re about to Go on a Mental Break” and a rather sexist Forbes article on “The Top 10 Most Stressful Careers” when I came across a little gem of a blog on Tumblr. In it, a girl mentioned how she was having a less than wonderful day, and huffed to an old man at a bus stop, “Can’t this day just hurry and be over already?” To which he gently reminded her, “Don’t be in such a hurry to spend time you’ll never get back.” It made me think about the brevity of life and how we spend so much of it wishing the hours would fly by more quickly.

It also made me think of how beautiful being old can be, and how I wish I had a little old man to be my yoda on days like these.