No Time Like the Present

From Raspberry World – Volume 2, Issue 1 (June/July 2007) Hurry up we’re running out of time. Whutz up? Times up! But I’ve got all the time in the world. You think, does anybody really know what time it is, does anybody really care? So don’t worry, be happy; you have nothing to fear but fear itself. In other words, don’t fear the Reaper, because not only does time and tide wait for no man, but time, like the Grim Reaper, does not exist. Hogwash you say. Okay, what time is it? No it’s not. That’s what time it was.

There is only the past and the future. There is no now. Now is only then was. Well, what is time then? It is nothing but a conceptual tool. Like work, it was invented to keep us busy, and like any tool it can be used for good or bad. The word exists and the concept Those same said others can’t agree what it is or even what time it is.

Remember the time wasting word wearing fear of Y2K? Twas not that long ago, now tis almost forgotten. But not much more than a handful of three hundred and sixty five day periods ago, it was the item, ad infinitum. People argued whether it was the beginning of the new millennia or the second year of the twenty-first century. Does it matter? Did it matter? What’s the matter, confused? That is a good beginning to free yourself from the devious diabolical monster of all, Chronos!

Ask your pet what time it is. That’s silly, you might respond, my cat can’t tell time – probably can’t talk either. Animals, unlike the homosapiens, don’t conceptualize this non-existent theorem of time. There is no time a wasting for them; they are not getting older. No, everyday is not a new day, every day is different. Is that not a wonder? Do you wonder where I’m coming from? You should be mad has hell and throwing your clocks and calendars out the windows. Free yourselves from the shackles of times restraint.

Philosophers, scientists, and theologians all see the mythos of time differently; heck they can’t agree within their own field. The Sphinx knew, not to know the riddle’s answer was, and still is, death. Herbert George Wells described time linearly but talked of it as a dimension that alters where and what matter is. Einstein came up with a theory that gave weight to light and perspective insight to time which still intrigue writer’s imaginations. Yet other well regarded scientists like Neil Bohrs say it doesn’t add up quantumly in the mechanical sense. Biblically, it matters not; in the twinkling of an eye, it could be all over. (How long is the twinkling of an eye? What kind of eye are you talking about? What is it anyway?) Whatever it is, it doesn’t sound good.

If I have done no good here, let one hope I have done no harm. I could go on and on without end in a world without end, but you probably don’t have time for that. Sadly, neither do I. I have a deadline (Ooh there’s an awful word) to make. I’m running out of time, so until me meet again, I pray all is well that ends well.



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