All the world stretched out before you, alluring and intoxicating. The possibilities seemed infinite, really. What were those ancient, dusty tomes you once fingered, pulled gingerly from the shelves, whose pages drew you in for long hours? And what was that truth you learned, or maybe you heard it somewhere—was it a line in a movie? So much was there to learn, it went, that one had not even a single second to waste. Yes, that was it: not one single second. The very notion made you giddy, made your head spin. You’d make a pact with yourself right this instant: today would be the prologue to your grand journey. Starting today, starting now, you’d waste not one single second unlocking the secrets the glorious universe held. Starting now. Starting…a little while from now.