One of the first people I met when I arrived on the island was a really interesting artist in his own right. Seeing that I was clearly experiencing a bit of unexpected culture shock, he said something like, “I’ll give you the trick to enjoying Nantucket. It’s understanding “Nantucket Time”. If someone tells you that you’ll have something tomorrow, it means in a week. Maybe 5 days. If they say they’ll have it to you in 5 minutes, you’ll have it by dinner time”. I can not express to you how truly grateful I am to have this information. I find it to be true at best and a way of life to be embraced.
In the past few years, I have grown increasingly Aloha. (I’m sure not everyone agrees with this, but I know that it’s true). But, “Nantucket Time”, well this takes Aloha to a new level. There is no doubt that I am living on an island 30 miles out to sea. Here, the people run on their own time and one can only assume also have their own rules. I for one, can’t wait to learn them!
So with that, “Aloha, from Nantucket”!