There is a time for everything
And a season for every activity under the heavens
A time to be born and a time to die
A time to plant and a time to uproot
A time to kill and a time to heal
A time to tear down and a time to build
A time to week and a time to laugh
A time to mourn and a time to dance
A time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing
A time to search and a time to give up
A time to keep and a time to throwaway
A time to be silent and a time to speak
A time to love and time to hate
A time for war and a time for peace!
Ecclesiastes 3:1-8, adapted for the eulogy of master watchmaker, George Daniels, as per the documentary, The Watchmaker’s Apprentice
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Today turned out to be one of the days where you are awake but your mind is groggy and your self asleep. Despite a handful of espressos, I couldn’t much do anything — not reading, writing or editing my photos. Instead just stared ahead, unable to focus.
Just after lunch with a friend, I went to the Leica store to get the sensor of my Monochrome cleaned — man it was dirty. While walking back, I was thinking about what what could Jack do for Twitter? I can’t think straight, but thankfully Dave has some ideas.
But as the day ends, I forced myself to get out of the bed, go meet friends for a dinner and figure out what I am going to do next! I am thinking about finishing editing some photos and then going to sleep early! December 30, 2016. San Francisco!
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