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"Again I feel that I am short of so much time"


"The day is short, and the work is great…" (Mishna : Pirkei Avot 2:15)

That "the day is short" is a discovery which I make daily. 

I wake up in the morning, and within a very short time I discover that it is midnight or 2:00 A.M. 

And I wonder: What has happened to this day? 

Where did it evaporate to? 

Every Rosh Hashanah I regret that there is no double leap year, with a second month of Elul. 

Had there been a second Elul, I might have been able to finish something before Rosh Hashanah. 

But there is no second Elul, and again I feel that I am short of so much time. 

The day is short, amazingly short, and it ends in tremendous speed; and thus go by weeks and months and years.

"And the work is great," and for some reason it does not seem to diminish as I keep working at it. 

–Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz
From Pebbles of Wisdom from Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz