June 29th, 2012
Seven months ago I wrote a piece titled There’s Never Enough Time. It’s probably boring, so you don’t have to read it again. The premise is simple: there’s never enough time to do the things you want to do. So, start quitting the projects you aren’t crazy about and have more time to do the things you love.
Okay, it turns out I was wrong.
This weekend you will have more time. If you haven’t heard yet, this weekend will have more time, or more specifically, one more second.
In order to keep up with the spinning of the earth and the atomic clocks calibrated perfectly to match all the order of the cosmos, the wisest scientists our society has to offer have decided to give us an extra second. You know, in order to maintain order.
Interestingly enough, we stayed with a friend in Portugal whose son is one of these specific astrophysicists. I was delighted by the idea of someone spending twenty years researching and dedicating their lives to the addition of one second. I will do a lot of things in my life, but I’ll never be able to add more time to it.
So, this weekend, you’ll have more time. Use it wisely.