Time is Timeless
Another vague topic to deal with. And yet time is not vague at all. The dictionary defined it a lot of ways but I believe the easiest meaning is the measurement of a period and also the movement of the clock hands to signify moments. For me I see time as a big stretch of infiniteness unless we are trying to pinpoint. There is no time especially when we set out to accomplish urgent matters and yet in the bigger picture of things time is all we have. I have a watch right now which doesn’t work. This happens sometimes when the battery gets weak but this time around it is quite different because not only I can’t ascertain what the time it is, the two hands dance around like a quick compass. And yet I put it on. Of course not with the pride of the quality timepieces passed on from generation to generation but as a crazy unique way of reminding myself that there is no time and also there is time but most importantly to gauge what I do in larger blocks as opposed to the twenty-four hours the hands sweep in a day. Of course, there are other attachments to the watch and this won’t probably make sense to you. It is also a way of trying to have a say which we must all do when it comes to the timings in our lives. At least to try. This is the last month in Q3 of the year. This is the first day in the month that promises good things. Time.
The Past. We all have different views and relationships to the past and the events they brung. When the better part of it is filled with good memories we look back at it with joy. We find ourselves smiling. When we look back at the past after the fact or facts trying to relive or retrieve experiences with a new perspective washed by experience we might do that with nostalgia. When the past has not so much good as we had expected we are urged not to dwell but to pick up the lessons and move on. When we look back at the past, precedents, and history, there are much to learn for a curious mind. And in that view lots of connections could be made to the present and a mild indication to the future. They say history repeats itself; I say I hope the good part of it. The past, present, and future has a kind of cyclicalism—shuffling in and out different characters and their journies at different times and locations, progressing and regressing in some aspects, manifesting a different brand of our all connectedeness. If there is one thing the past does well it is to remind us that at least time flies. Tempus Fugit. Thank You to the past for the opportunity it provides for a better tomorrow.
The present is now. I don’t know what I can tell anybody about that. They say the present is a gift and I believe it. We are always in search of something which always points our outlooks to the future that sometimes make us neglect the idea that today is also a part of that whole. The present is dicey because it can easily be the past and also a very strong determinant for the future and that’s why I always work it hard. My past ain’t that sweet. The present is what it is. So each moment I try to use it the best I can. One of the reasons I write this post is a concept of expansion and shrinking of time that always occur in my mind. Today is a moment like any other where we can be concerned with the day’s interactions. Yet I look at the past knowing there was a today and also at the future knowing that there will be a today. I marvel at the connection and the inspiration it spurs.
The future. One thing that defines this aspect of time well is the uncertainty in it. Who could have thought the world will weep as it has for months now going to a couple of years? The future also is a promise. It is the best realization of what we choose to learn from the past and what we do with it. How we handle the present and prepare for it. I want to say today as I prayed to the universe in the last post that my future is bright. The connection between July and August and my writing this today defines a bit the beautiful awkwardness of my timeless clock.