What is it about being busy that makes time speed up? Einstein had it partly right: Time not only is relative to the speed of light, but to the speed of life.
Which is a scary thought. Busyness can shorten time. Like clicking the fast-forward icon when playing a good movie, one gets to the end, but at the expense of enjoying his favorite scenes.
I believe in the power of the present over the future. If I’m not being honest and kind now, I’m unlikely to develop these qualities suddenly in my future. And if I can’t learn to savor the moment in this present busyness, I’m unlikely to do so in a less hectic retirement.