"The future is something that everyone reaches at the rate of sixty minutes an hour, whatever he does, whoever he is."
"You may delay, but time will not."
So I'm making the best of the situation. I've adjusted my daytime schedule to accommodate my nocturnal changes and I'm learning that I can accomplish a great deal if I just ignore the clock and get on with it. I live alone, so I'm not disturbing anyone, and if I ignore the darkness outside I can actually get a lot done.
But it's got me thinking about how time is one of life's great equalizers. No matter how much money you have, or how important a figure you may be, you cannot affect the passage of time. It plods on, one second at a time, without any need for human intervention. (Vainly, we attempt manipulation via Daylight Savings Time. How ridiculous that we believe we can cheat time and actually gain an hour of daylight?)
At the Olympics, all of the athletes compete against the same clock. When we are on a work deadline, we can't simply create more hours in which to complete our task. There are 24 of them per day, and that fact isn't changing. And as much as we might like to be able to turn back time at certain points in our life - to a happier time, to a simpler time - time spent is spent and we never get it back.
I like to turn time on its head whenever I can. I know that this practice isn't revolutionary, but it does instil a certain sense of power. I can't stop time, but I can rebel against its passing by choosing how to spend it. I simply refuse to let time and its resulting "supposed-tos" dictate the course of my life. I'm breaking free of time constraints and living life on my own schedule. Are you with me? (Oh yeah, I forgot. It's still early. I'm sorry. Go back to sleep and get back to me later.)