Killing Time

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This was the inscription on the side of a longcase clock I saw in Hong Kong when I was still a child. The verse fascinated me so much that I jotted it down in my notebook and later transferred it to my files.


About Edmark M. Law

My name Edmark M. Law. I work as a freelance writer, mainly writing about science and mathematics. I am an ardent hobbyist. I like to read, solve puzzles, play chess, make origami and play basketball. In addition, I dabble in magic, particularly card magic and other sleight-of-hand type magic. I live in Hong Kong. I blog at You can find me on Twitter @EdmarkLaw and Facebook. My email is
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15 Responses to Killing Time

  1. secundsite says:

    my reply to time and its necessary delay in finding me on my deathbed is this: mark time today with wasteful spending and tomorrow the bill comes due.


  2. David Redpath says:

    That should clock
    some ticks
    right on the gong.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Great quote. It seriously needs to be in a sci-fi movie.

    Liked by 2 people

  4. lindasschaub says:

    Interesting thought … certainly worth jotting down and keeping.

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  5. Remaining in psychological time is sorrow and death; psychologically dying to that is real living; death cannot touch what is timeless. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Mr. Mel says:

    A powerful verse full of wisdom.👍

    Liked by 1 person

  7. masercot says:

    Time doesn’t kill you. It gets his pal, Death, to do that…

    Liked by 2 people

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