His Gardener, carefully trimming a tree next to him, stopped and bowed. "Does his lordship wish to make the time fly? I have bear the secret."
The Nobleman clapped his hands joyfully and stood up. "I do indeed. How do I get this magic secret?"
"I will tell you" replied the Gardener. "But first I will need you to move these branches I have cut." And with a start and a laugh, the Nobleman was off.
As he finished the task, the Nobleman came up to him again. "And now? The secret?"
The Gardener smiled. "Of course. But first, if you could just help me to move this stone lantern..."
And so the day progressed, the Nobleman asking, the Gardener always almost telling but asking for one more thing until the bats of Uchishiba Bridge rose in their nightly flight.
The Nobleman looked up, surprised. "How quickly the day has flown. But I have missed learning the secret."
The Gardener smiled a tired smile. "Ah, the time has escaped us, Lord. Perhaps tomorrow."
Application: If you wish to make the time pass, stay busy.