Taking Time in an Age of Acceleration


In an age when rapid-fire text messaging and the “Slow” movement are both offered as strategies for making the most out of our lives, our ability to negotiate time seems ever more crucial. The chapters here draw from personal experience, accounts of natural phenomena, and considerations from enlightened thinkers that explore the relationship between time, human experience, and the natural world.


Perhaps patience is the ability to calibrate our own experiences and thoughts, our own expectations and actions, to be in some kind of synch with the world around us.