My name is Nao, and I am a time being. Do you know what a time being is? Well, if you give me a moment, I will tell you.
A time being is someone who lives in time, and that means you, and me, and everyone of us who is, or was, or ever will be....
Ozeki is not only a writer. She is a Zen Buddhist, too. I like this book. I recommend it.
I also think it's good to contemplate the implicit message in the title of this tale. If we are all "time beings," who live in time, then we are alive only NOW.
That's the only time we have.
I am fond of quoting George Fox, the Quaker, who said just the same thing:
You have no time but this present time; therefore prize your time for your soul's sake.