Thoreau said, "Time is but the stream I go a-fishing in." Someone else once said, "Time is that which keeps everything from happening all at once." Our time seems so structured these days that many of us feel that we have less time now than people experienced in the past. Some of us yearn for the days of slow travel over land or sea when there was time for study and reflection. The mid-nineteenth century provided the time for giants such as Darwin, Lyle and Frazier to pursue immense studies to their completion. Perhaps one of the most difficult and challenging concerns in our own age is to make our peace with time, to come to terms with time and make it our ally, not our enemy. Bertrand Russell said, "To realize the unimportance of time is the gate ofwisdom." Perhaps we need to learn how to take time less seriously, to enjoy our time and to let time be.