Thursday, September 21, 2006

"Why has it taken so long for me to receive my order?"

Lineal time is a construct of the human mind to assist in dealing with the enormity of the universe and to explain the movement of the sun, changing of the seasons, and why people get tired. Time is merely another dimension through which we move inexorably. We may even be moving through time backwards, which would explain why we can see what’s behind us but not what’s in front of us. Time may even be cyclical; after all, history does always repeat itself. Any time which may pass does so only because we as a race subscribe to the belief that it does. As such, your question cannot possibly be answered in any meaningful sense and if I believed in lineal time this would be a waste of it.

6 comments:

Within Without said...

Super funny, Stace, and I assume the question that can not be answered came from a customer?

A superb argument on your behalf about the passage of time...however, you DO know that you're marrying Aidan in a little more than two months...

Aidan said...

As we know know my love...

Time is an illusion..... lunch time doubly so. -as said by one of the greatest thinkers of our time.

Time is however an important concept it gives a sense of scale and value to our lives, it is a good motivator to live ones life.

example: 62 days to write vows should be a good incentive.:)

Stace said...

You're ganging up on me! Wedding this, wedding that, weeding the garden... :-)

fergal said...

hi. nice concepts. in the novel 'slaughterhouse 5' by kurt vonnegut, some beings (aliens i think?) can see across time - e.g. as if time is a mountain range ... and they feel sorry for humans who can only focus on one bit of time at any moment ... it's a good novel.
~

Stace said...

That would be an interesting perspective. However I don't think humans have the brain capacity to deal with that kind of information! Can you imagine "seeing the future" - what if you didn't like it? Would taking action to change your fate only lead you closer to it? Spooooky! :)

lee said...

If I'd seen ahead when younger I would've thought: oh no, not going there, thank you VERY much!

Here's the funny thing about time -who of us isn't taken with the idea of time travel, even though we know it to be impossible? Just the very thought of it is fascinating.

(The lines developing around my eyes tell me that i'm definitely moving forward through time and not backward - more's the pity).