...to stand on the meeting of two eternities, the past and future, which is precisely the present moment; to toe that line. -H D Thoreau

We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be
to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time. -
T. S. Eliot


Working without the right tool and what-ever-you-need is bad timing in a black hole....”
-Acquaintance (who only worked with the correct toy for any given chore.)

It wasn't until late in life that I discovered how easy it is to say
"I don't know." -Somerset Maugham

I remember being late to class again.
Running into the room I hear an announcement of the ‘pillow test’.
“Today you will either sleep or take the test. But sooner or later you will have to take the test.”
Presently, the bell rings and everyone leaves as a new group of students queue up to file in - some wanting the test, others wanting pillows.

Three o'clock is always too late or too early for anything you want to do. -Jean-Paul Sartre

Repartee is something we think of twenty-four hours too late.
-Mark Twain

Happy TT!


  1. love this post - hmmm...i think the one thing that took me longest to learn to say was not "i don't know" but "NO" - and i'm STILL working on that!!!

  2. I am thinking there is never the right time *sigh* Always too early or too late!
    'Three o'clock is always too late or too early for anything you want to do'-Jean-Paul Sartre
    So true. Lets do away with time!

  3. the pillow test! oh i do love this!!!

  4. I don't know! And it is now 3:07...i think it is time to think about what's for dinner...if i'm not too late.

  5. Some memorable quotes. So many times the take on this week's theme comes back to the confluence of too early and too late. Happy TT

  6. Great quotes! Totally enjoyed this! Happy TT!

  7. I love the concept of the pillow test. And the Twain quote. I always feel that way.

  8. Acquaintance (who only worked with the correct toy for any given chore.)
    .................Yes!!!!It's True!
    Happy TT

  9. Perfect image. And I especially like the Maugham quote.

  10. "Being late is really just being early for the next time"-otin hehe

  11. i dont know...

    off to find a pillow...

    great take on the theme jayne!

    happy tt!

  12. I love all the quotes but the Maugham quote is my favorite. TY

  13. Ahhhh, I have ALWAYS shared the sentiment of 3 being too late OR too early to embark on the next thing!

  14. I am right there with Mr. Twain. Too often.

  15. I'm just wondering if that ice cream cone qualifies for the 3-second rule... or is it too late?

  16. JeffScape... I always thought it was the 30 second rule. ???

  17. Noooooooo! Only 3! Some cultures allow 5, but a lot can happen in 2 seconds!

  18. That's just great... I've been living a lie!

  19. Ahhh Jean Paul is making a big impression today! Loved the visit...even if it was a little late...but then again is it ever too late to read a post or post a post?

  20. such a great post on time, i could never find ways to deal with it - and i suppose this is why i have settled on trying to freeze it in pictures :-)

  21. Love the Maugham quote.
    The "pillow test", I that love too.
    This is a great post.
    Happy belated tt to you!