How We Spend Our Days Is How We Spend Our Lives: Annie Dillard on Presence Over Productivity | Brain Pickings

How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives. What we do with this hour, and that one, is what we are doing. A sched­ule defends from chaos and whim. It is a net for catch­ing days. It is a scaf­fold­ing on which a worker can stand and labor with both hands at sec­tions of time. A sched­ule is a mock-up of rea­son and order—willed, faked, and so brought into being; it is a peace and a haven set into the wreck of time; it is a lifeboat on which you find your­self, decades later, still liv­ing. Each day is the same, so you remem­ber the series after­ward as a blurred and pow­er­ful pattern.

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