Ancient water clock, Beijing’s Ming Dynasty Observatory, Ed Hedemann
Slow down, breathe, do something you love, take time in. I am eternally in pursuit of time—ever more elusive—to be still, to be myself, to feel calm and centered.
I did finally find the copy of The Deep River Realm I'd lost somewhere among my time-stealing piles of this and that, and now must try to find time to read it! It's Abby Seixas, the author, who talks about taking time in.
On the same subject, I've found this quiet little poem by Billy Collins—
Water clock in ancient agora of Athens. (The water clock kept time for speeches, with water emptying at a controlled speed from one bowl into another. Senate speeches were six minutes and it became an art form to deliver an effective message in that time period.)
image: Sharon Mollerus