……”and how’s the business since last year?” asks the admiral. “Can’t complain,” says the other man,sipping his brandy.
“Grown a year.”
On the porch,the women swing and look into the night.
and it is just the same in every house in every town.For in this world,time does pass,but little happens.Just as
little happens from year to year,little happens from month to month,day to day. If time and events are not the same
then it is only people that barely move.
If a person holds no ambitions in this world,he suffers unknowingly. If a person holds ambitions,he suffer’s knowingly, but very slowly.
excerpt ‘Einstein’s Dreams’ by Alan Lightman