Snowman in Margaret Atwood's Oryx and Crake talks about time as a box.
"He has to find more and better ways of occupying his time. His time, what a bankrupt idea, as if he's been given a box of time that belongs to him alone, stuffed to the brim with hours and minutes that he can spend like money. The trouble is, the box has holes in it and the time is running out, no matter what he does with it."
I don't think the idea is so "bankrupt".
We all have boxes of time and time is steadily running out of them.
Some live long and have large boxes. Some only live shortly on this earth and have small packets rather than boxes.
The holes in the boxes let time through in an equal pace for all of us though. 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Are you happy about how you have used the time that has run out of your box until now?
I hope so.
If not, remember that all the time that is still in your box can be used the way you want to. All you need to do is to realize that your box contains your time. You get to decide how to spend it. It is never too late to become the master of your time, the master of your box.
May you make the most of all the time you still have in your box.