It was working well--running for buses and scrambling for trains and racewalking when necessary. And then the world said "stop."
It was working well--helping to manage a whole family's worth of activities and lives. And then the world said "stop."
It was working well--doing more, sleeping less, feeling accomplishment close to twenty-four hours a day. And then the world said "stop."
We are conditioned to believe that more is better, so much so, that we just keep going. It feels good to use all of our time, and to get things done. But every so often, when we are too busy stepping ahead, the world steps in. Every so often, when all we can say is "go," the world says "stop."
And we just have to trust that accepting the stop will make us better equipped to "go" when it is over.