If you are busy, perhaps worth scheduling in your packed agenda an hour, morning, day, month or year, in which to be ‘fat with time’, free of the need to move or do. 

Or you could propose a regular spot of unscheduled time to your employer, such as Fat With Time Fridays. Let me know how they react… (I accept no liability for job loss or other dire consequences). 

In fact, Laurie Lee moved a great deal during this period, crossing Spain on foot in the 1930s at the age of 18. It isn’t so much about moving or staying still, it’s about not needing to do anything. 

I wish you many time-fat moments. 

See also Lee’s comment on being alive and alone – not lonely, just alone.

‘Never in my life had I felt so fat with time, so free of the need to be moving or doing.’  


Source: Laurie Lee, As I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning, Penguin 1971, p.90

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