Time Change Reflection on Being Human with Fr Placid

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A Time Change Reflection on Being Human with Fr Placid

With the first time change opportunity of the year approaching this weekend I thought that I would share a little story from the spring time change of 2016.  And a Reminder to make sure you move the clocks in the right direction.


I have learned so much during my time of working with Father Placid, a man of deep love and understanding who gets a lot of joy out of watching people in their human condition, and offering to help where he can.

Today he sent me this email on a little time change reflection that I enjoyed and think you may too.


Subject:               You can't make this up

Date:     Sun, 13 Mar 2016 23:03:56 +0000 (UTC)

In Manitowoc or any place ...

1. At 3:00 pm this afternoon after finishing my 20 minutes at the Wellness Center in Manitowoc, I decided to take my "uplifting" nap in my car in the Parking lot of the Holy Family Memorial Wellness Center.

2. In the course of my refreshing nap, I heard a tap on my car driver's side window. No dream..I woke up and knew where I was.

3. As I opened the door to "catch" what the perplexed person was throwing at me I heard

4. The Wellness Center is closed...Why?   it is not 3:00 p.m.

5. I checked my cell phone, which did it's spring time routine at 2:00 a.m. I saw clearly 3:15 on my cell phone.

6. The perplexed person checked a time piece and clearly and distinctly threw at me: "it is only 1:15 pm."

7. Now you know the rest of the story....but just in case...

8. The Joy of being human gurgled to our faces as

9. "Spring forward" and "Fall backwards" filled the air waves between us..

10. The parting words of the "perplexed person" put things in context.

11. "I was ushering at the Civic Center last evening and all I wanted was sleep"

12. That is what I wanted and I got my 15 minute nap and more importantly

13. I got to enjoy concretely what it means "to be human" in this wonderful "attracting, connecting, complex, conscious world."


Thank you : Perplexed Person"..

Enjoy the light....lots more to come.   Fr. Placid


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Michelle Carr Crowe,Altas Just Call...408-252-8900!
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Yes, it's good to reflect on what it means to be human.

Mar 09, 2017 11:26 PM #1
Amanda Hope
Atlantic Shores Realty Expertise - Vero Beach, FL
Specializing in Vero Beach & Sebastian Real Estate

Isn't time such a funny thing? Sometimes it seems we have to much, but many times we just don't have enough. Always great to think about from other people's perspectives.

Mar 10, 2017 07:51 AM #2
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

It is sometimes a bit scarry to do that reflection.  We don't always see ourselves in that light

Mar 10, 2017 09:41 AM #3
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

Oh my gosh, what a wonderful man. I would love to hear more from him. Thanks for sharing this, Bob. D 

Mar 10, 2017 09:57 AM #4
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Bob Crane - I know I have done that at least once in all my years.  In fact we missed a flight to Hawaii because it left an hour before we got to the airport.  They changed the flight times to correspond to UTC not AZ!  We did make it but just a few hours later and lost a direct flight. 

Mar 10, 2017 10:02 AM #5
Anna Banana Kruchten - Phoenix Homes Sales
Phoenix Property Shoppe - Phoenix, AZ

Bob I grew up with wonderful folks like Father Placid - such wonderful, loving teachers and mentors - and fun too!

Mar 10, 2017 10:56 AM #6
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Bob, this time change messes up many people, and wish we could all be like AZ.

Mar 10, 2017 06:36 PM #7
Sally Crane
WMS - Unity, WI
Woodland appraisal support.

Hi Bob,  This is an interesting story and a unique perspective of Fr. Placid.  Many people would just get upset about that and complain about the time change.

Mar 10, 2017 10:54 PM #8
Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

It is easy to get confused and also to not listen to the details. I believe I will start setting the clocks forward now.

Mar 11, 2017 03:46 PM #9
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