So many of us, perhaps all of us, do our best to cope with the rush of life. The pressures and pace seem relentless, the push to move it, move it, move it! Race to pick up the kids on time! Check those text messages! Get that final draft in by noon! And on and on. Don't all of us yearn for quieter, slower moments, seizing those all-too-rare opportunities to dial it back some, poke along at a snail's pace, and smell the proverbial roses? Mahatma Ghandi famously said, "There is more to life than increasing its speed." And this we hear in measured, thoughtful reflections by Don Reese.  

Don Reese teaches humanities at the Brimmer and May School in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts.