Late Wednesday night I laid on my bed and cracked open Don’t stop the Carnival by Herman Wouk. My nightly routine before I let the remainder of the day pass into a sleepless dream state. I was pretty exhausted from the day-to-day routines of everyday life in white collar America. My goal was to read a couple chapters and pass out until the sound of my alarm chirps me awake in the morning. 

I began to read and enjoyed the following passage right before my phone vibrated:

It is that, under all the parade of human effort and noise, today is like yesterday, and tomorrow will be like today; that existence is a wheel of recurring patterns from which no one escapes; that all anybody does in this life is live for a while and then die for good, without finding out much; and that therefore the idea is to take things easy and enjoy the passing time under the sun.

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