Saturday, September 23, 2017

Clock and season

Matt Thomas suggests living less by the clock, more by the season:

We live in a world of seasons — and increasingly more variable and violent seasons at that — but productivity advice seems to always think in terms of the day, the week, the year, or five years, never the season, the sun, and the shadow.
Which means not that we get to throw away alarm clocks and ignore deadlines but that our habits of work might change with the seasons. People who teach are likely to have their work already organized by the seasons.

[One benefit of gardening: greater awareness of time’s passing. The cucumber vines in our garden are now old folks.]

comments: 4

Matt Thomas said...

Being a teacher definitely makes me predisposed to this kind of thinking. Gardening is a good one too. Thanks for the re-blog.

Michael Leddy said...

It’s worth passing on.

By the way, I think I have to get that Mumford book.

Slywy said...

I live by the light as well as the season. Even slight changes in the angle of the sun evoke certain feelings. I really like sunny winter afternoons with the sun to the south. Reminds me of my tutoring Saturdays.

Michael Leddy said...

Early morning weather in fall (say, 7:00) can make me feel like I’m back in elementary school.