Time so often hastens by,
Time so often stops --
Still, it strains belief
How an instant can dilate,
Or long years be brief.
-- Richard Wilbur
"When we are at our best, we are paying attention." (Bill Hogue, Vice President for Information Technology and CIO at the University of South Carolina, EDUCAUSE Review, January/February 2014).
You know those days that seem to stretch on forever -- either out of boredom, when you are waiting for something, or when you are working on an intensive project for an entire day? Then also, those days that just seem to have flown by? What encounters with others have you had on those days? Did you listen well to them? Did you thank them? Was your mind with them in those moments?
When we are at our best, we are paying attention!