You probably can’t. You know the month, the year, the day,
the week. There is a clock on your wall or the dashboard of your car.
You have a schedual, a calender, a time for dinner or a movie.
Yet all around you, timekeeping is ignored. Birds are not late.
A dog does not check its watch. Deer do not fret over passing birthdays.
Man alone measures time.
Man alone chimes the hour.
And, because of this, man alone suffers a paralyzing fear that
no other creature endures.
A fear of time running out.
Life of Pi