Albert Noradunkian was a designer and creator of jewellery. He was Armenia before he was Canadian. His daughter was one of my class mates in high school. They lived one block over from my parents' home.
He was the one who designed and made our wedding rings. For a very reasonable price.
But he was also an observer of life. One of his more memorable comments was that our lives are controlled by the clock and the line.
Think of your own life. How is it controlled by the clock?
You have to get to work or school at a certain time. So you have to get up at a certain time. You have to get ready by a certain time, meaning having breakfast, and getting dressed. You have to leave home by a certain time, to get where you're going by a certain time. Lunch is determined by the clock. Meetings and appointments happen according to the clock. The trip home is scheduled by the clock. Evening activities and even bed time are usually scheduled by the clock.
Or think of the lines in your life.
Driving to work? Follow the lines on the road. Going by bus? What bus route takes you where you want to go? Morning coffee or afternoon coffee – get in the lineup at the coffee shop. Grocery shopping (or shopping elsewhere)? Get in the checkout line.
Think of your life. How many things are determined by the clock? How many by the line?
So, how much control do you really have over the day to day events in your life?
In other news:
Also brought to you by the letter Q:
And from the New Phonetic Alphabet: Queue for everything.
(Oh, I've already said that.)