Thursday, January 11, 2024

Quote of the Day (Annie Dillard, on How ‘A Schedule Defends From Chaos and Whim’)

“A schedule defends from chaos and whim. It is a net for catching days. It is a scaffolding on which a worker can stand and labor with both hands at sections of time. A schedule is a mock-up of reason and order—willed, faked, and so brought into being; it is a peace and a haven set into the wreck of time; it is a lifeboat on which you find yourself, decades later, still living.”—Pulitzer Prize-winning American essayist Annie Dillard, The Writing Life (1989)

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