He lay still, relaxed, calmly happy. Then his mind seemed to turn over suddenly and take hold--and there it was, starting to make plans, thinking.
After a minute, a slight sense of irritation came over him. "You think too much!" he said to himself.
Why did not his mind, like other people's minds, allow him to rest and be happy without any planning ahead into the future, whether of the next twenty-four hours or the next twenty-four years? Why could he not lie quiet for as long as sixty seconds? No, something took over with a rush and a whir, and even though his body lay still, his mind turned over and started, and there it was running on, like an idling engine.
EARTH ABIDES ~George R. Stewart
As I was sitting out on the deck this morning, enjoying the cool morning air and the birds twittering in the trees, relishing that little bit