Quotation by Helen Prejean

Time rushes by and yet time is frozen. Funny how we get so exact about time at the end of life and at its beginning. She died at 6:08 or 3:46, we say, or the baby was born at 4:02. But in between we slosh through huge swatches of time—weeks, months, years, decades even.
Helen Prejean (b. 1940), U.S. nun and activist against the death penalty. Dead Man Walking, ch. 4 (1993).

Acting as spiritual advisor to a prison inmate scheduled for execution, Prejean ruminates as the time draws near.
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