Time is mostly a human construct, thus time can be made to bend to the will of the people. Daylight savings is one example of time’s transient nature. Another ironic twist to the time tale is our tendency to think of the city as being fast-paced, when what the city truly requires is a slowing of one’s internal clock, for things take longer in the city.
Chicago’s hurried pace is teaching me to exercise more patience. To lose patience in this environment is a pure waste of energy. Traffic will snarl. Lines will form. And with patience and grace I will be a citizen of this highly energized civilization, and wait my turn.