““I got to thinking how come folks lived so long back then while with all the doctors and medicine we have now we don’t.” He paused and when neither of us said anything, he continued. “It’s because we measure time. We hold it close with watches and clocks, so it notices us and makes us old. Back in Bible times, the only way you told time was the sun, so you kept time at a distance.” He rolled back his sleeves and held up a skinny, well-tanned arm. “See, I never wear a watch anymore. Took all the clocks out of my house and it’s like I just stopped aging.” He looked at me as and said solemnly, “If you’re an archaeologist, you should be careful. You don’t want time to know you’re studying it. It’ll have its revenge.””
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