The Fugacity of Time

“How vain is to sit down to write when you have not stood up to live.”Henry David Thoreau

"So many books, so little time."---Frank Zappa. Photo by ©Omar Upegui R.
Photo by ©Omar Upegui R.
Photo by ©Omar Upegui R.
Photo by ©Omar Upegui R.

6 thoughts on “The Fugacity of Time”

  1. Hi Jim and Nena:

    Tried to view the video, but unfortunately got this restriction on my computer’s screen: “This video contains contents from Image Entertainment, who has blocked it in your country on copyright grounds.”

    Sorry, but anyway appreciate your good intentions.



  2. Oh rats! haha I keep forgetting that you are in Panama or that I am in the US.

    The episode title was “Time Enough at Last” and of course, here’s another link with the particulars:

    Maybe because I was ten years old and the Cold War was in full swing but this episode seemed especially possible to me.
    jim and nena
    fort worth, tx

  3. Hi Jim and Nena:

    I just read the link regarding time and reading books. The clear message is: “Be careful what you wish for”. All the time in the world, all the books you could wish for, but not having the capacity to read them due to his shattered glasses. Quite an irony.

    It’s an excellent story which corresponds exactly to my blog post today. Thank you. Too bad I couldn’t see the video. Can’t win them all, I reckon.

    Take Care,


  4. Jim and Nena:

    What title should I look for in my Netflix account? The Twilight Zone?

    P.S. I couldn’t find it in my Netflix account, but I looked at YouTube and there it was. It was divided in two black and white episodes. On the last scene the main character (who was a compulsive reader) was before a large clock and thousands of scattered books all over the floor. With his shattered glasses in his hands, he was crying and saying, “It’s not fair”, it´s not fair”. Very similar to my picture of the clock and the books.

    Quite a coincidence, isn’t it?



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