27 October 2009

"Is there enough time left?"

"...Does it matter that I do not specify for what? Was there ever enough time? Was there once too much? Does the notion of "enough time" actually make any sense? Does it suggest we had things to do and could not do them for reasons other than that we were incompetents? Did we have other things to do? Things better done than not? Thus, important things? Are there important things?"

- Padgett Powell from The Interrogative Mood: a novel?