7-Eleven Time

Essayist Noelle Oxenhandler writes, “But increasingly we live in the twenty-four-hour time of commerce, of convenience. It is 7-Eleven time, the fluorescent time of unmodulated, shadowless light, where coffee and doughnuts are available at all hours, where the rhythm of breakfast, lunch, and dinner has no meaning, and where Sunday is Monday…The twenty-four-hour availability of that which we crave does not really provide pleasure.”

Contributed by: Mark Eberly

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