A quite remarkable event happened the other day.
As I was enjoying my daily half hour set aside
Reading Sky & Telescope, Science News,
Scientific American, and maybe a book
I came to the end of the half hour (carefully timed)
And found that I had read a great deal more than usual in that
Not bad for a slow reader because I read everything as if it were
a physics textbook.
Well, getting up I walked across the room only to find
The living room bathed in sunset orange
And when I looked out the window I saw a young couple
Walking very slowly along the sidewalk in front of the
They were even talking slowly, though I couldn't hear them.
I stepped outside and then they were walking and talking
But when I went back in the house they were slow again
Though by this time they were a long way away.
Strange. To test my hypothesis I put a new battery-powered clock
With a large face and fresh batteries
Initially synchronized with my watch, but it soon became
One hour had elapsed inside but only 30 minutes outside
So now when I really want to be productive and get lots done
I work at home instead of at the office
And wonder, should I build a bigger house?