Time Enough at Last . . .

March 2007
by Florrie Binford Kichler

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Time Enough at Last



by Florrie Binford Kichler


Time Enough at Last . . .


“You’re traveling through
another dimension—a dimension not only of sight and sound but of mind, a
journey into a wondrous land whose boundaries are that of imagination. That’s a
signpost up ahead: your next stop, the Twilight Zone!”—Rod Serling


The sci-fi television classic
entitled The Twilight
Zone was known for its portrayal of, and commentary on, solitary
and often bewildered characters who found themselves in strange surroundings
and situations filled with ironic twists and turns.


One of the more famous episodes,
entitled “Time Enough at Last,” concerned a mousy bank teller, Henry Bemis, who
loved to read but was surrounded by those, including his wife and boss, who
tried to prevent him from doing so. At home, he hid books under the furniture
cushions, but his wife found and destroyed them. At work, he would sneak down
to the bank vault during his lunch hour to read in solitude, but his boss
threatened to fire him. How he wished he had time to read!


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