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  • I have been extremely busy. There is so much going on at the moment. No time to write, or read, or do other interesting things. I do hang out with my daughter though. No excuses there. If she wants to do something together with me, I will.

    Today I started thinking – why are we so busy? We all want to achieve something, we have our goals. But when we have reached those goals there will be others. When do we have time to live then? Suddenly I remembered a children's poem from some time ago. It echoed for me then and much more so today. Here it is. Not a powerful literary achievement from my part but it gives the general idea.

    The clock just keeps ticking
    And minutes fly past.
    And everyone has so
    Impossibly little time.
    We run this way
    And we run that way,
    But instead we should
    Walk away from the clocks.
    Then we wouldn’t see
    Time disappearing so quickly
    And we could talk a bit
    With our friend.

    The same poem in Estonian

    Kell üht valu käib
    ja minuteid läheb
    Ja aeg on kõigil
    nii võimatult vähe.
    Küll silkame siia,
    küll silkame sinna,
    võiks kelladest hoopiski
    eemale minna.
    Ei näeks me siis
    aja kaduvat ruttu
    Saaks sõbraga rääkida
    paar sõna juttu.
    Olivia Saar

    So I decided to stop every now and then and just be – capture the moment. Ina long run this is more valuable than all the important things we do.

    (Photo: Oldest clock in Tallinn, on the wall of the Church of the Holy Ghost. The church was finished in 1360, the clock is from the 17th century.)
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