"If I look at the small device strapped to my wrist, the numbers, even the sweeping second hand, seem meaningless, almost ridiculous."
"There's another disadvantage to the use of the flashlight: like many other mechanical gadgets, it tends to separate a man from the world around him."
"We are preoccupied with time. If we could learn to love space as deeply as we are not obsessed with time, we might discover a new meaning in the phrase to live like men."
From Edward Abbey's 1968 book "Desert Solitaire"