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|Imagine for a moment that there's a bank that
credits your account each morning with $86,400.
|It carries over no balance from day to day.
Every evening deletes whatever part of the
balance you failed to use during the day.
|What would you do? Draw out all of it, of course!
There's no point in saving it, if it'll be gone the next day.
|Each of us has such a bank. Its name is time.
Every morning, it credits us with 86,400 seconds.
|Every night, it writes off whatever we've
failed to invest to good purpose.
It carries no balance. It allows no overdraft.
|Each day, it opens a new account for us.
Each night, it burns the remains of the day.
|No going back, no drawing against tomorrow's funds.
We live in the present, with today's allotment of moments.
|It's our job to make every moment count.
-- Author Unknown
|"We who lived before railways belong to another world.
It was only yesterday, but what a gulf between now and then!
|The thing about trains...it doesn't matter where they're going.
What matters is deciding to get on. -- The Polar Express
|Then was the old world: stagecoaches, horses, knights
in armor, Druids, Norman invaders, Roman legions,
highwaymen . . . all these belong to the old period.
|Railroad starts the new era. We who lived before
railways, and survive out of the ancient world,
are like Noah and his family out of the ark."
|The following is a quote from William Thackeray, who lived
from 1811 to 1863. -- Nancy