Goals are dreams with deadlines

4 am this morning and a bit of a fever dream (minus the fever part) begins the day. I dreamt of several strangers naming the big things they want out of life.

Empathetic, I hand them a black key-fob sized timer displaying the upwards progression of seconds, minutes, hours, and days. Printed on the device are 4 words:

“if not now, when?”

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