This is such a great look into a different time. Deep contemplation was a regular part of life, and seems almost impossible to me in this day and age with the tumult going on around us.

On another note, I love his hours of sleep. I’ve been getting up at 4:30 AM for the past 18 months (except Sundays) and it’s been a blessing. Surprisingly enough, I function just as well as I did when I was getting a lot more sleep.

I remember hearing an old Proverb somewhere: “Every hour of sleep before midnight is worth two hours afterwards.” So true.

[ via Buzz Anderson ]