function::how I make myself useful....

Meyer, my friend


“ If you knew Time as well as I do,” said the Hatter, “you wouldn't talk about wasting IT...... It's HIM.”

— The Mad Hatter (Lewis Carroll)



“You are not paying Attention! If you do not pay him he will not perform.”

— the Mad Hatter( from Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carrol)

Message from "the Clock-People" in "Even Cowgirls get the Blues" by Tom Robbins:

Bonk! went the clockworks, and then it went poing! and unlike the chimes of a regular clock, which announce, on schedule, the passing--linear and purposeful--of another hour on the inexorable march toward death, the clockworks chime came stumbling out of left field, hopping in one tennis shoe, unconcerned as to whether it was late or early, admitting to neither an end nor beginning, blissfully oblivious of any notion of progression or development, winking, waving, and finally turning back upon itself and lying quiet, having issued a breathless, giddy signal in lieu of steady tick-and-tock, a signal that, decoded said:

"Take note, dear person, of your immediate position, become for a second exactly identical with yourself, glimpse yourself removed from the fatuous habits of progress as well as from the tragic implications of destiny, and, instead, see that you are an eternal creature fixed against the wide grin of the horizon; and having experienced, thus, what it is like to be attuned to the infinite universe, return to the temporal world lightly and glad-hearted, knowing that all the art and science of the twentieth century cannot prevent this clock from striking again, and in no precisioned Swiss-made mechanisms can the reality of this kind be surpassed. POING!"

Piglet was so excited at the idea of being Useful that he forgot to be frightened any more.

- Winnie-the-Pooh, A.A. Milne, 1926
my mom examining a negative my mom putting away a negative
AKB my mama


Derive happiness in oneself from a good day's work, from illuminating the fog that surrounds us.

-Henri Matisse