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Tue, Jan. 20th, 2004 11:46 pm
Time is Kinda a Weird Thing

This is just a thought that randomly comes to my mind every now and then. It's interesting to think about what time really is and what something like eternity could mean. For me, as a Christian by faith, it's a fairly real question. The concept of eternity is one that is hard to grasp and almost impossible to define.

How does one live in eternity, outside of time? If you think about it, a sense of forward motion doesn't exist, or does it? Is there an equivalent to progress in eternity? If all things are present, past, and future, what changes can be made?

Anyway, another aspect of time that I like to explore is my perception of it. Personally, I know I cannot for the life of me keep track of time, which is why I'm always obsessed with it. However, the way I perceive it is like this: When I'm going somewhere, I "feel" time as both present and the time in which I estimate that I will arrive; when I'm alone and looking back at the things in my life, I "feel" the present and the past at the same time, though I focus more on the past doing those times. Now, I know my perceptions aren't actually being IN the future or the past, they're just my invisionments of the future and past.

So, that's just a little morsel of philosophy for tonight...

(Disclaimer: The title of my current music is less than tasteful, but the song itself, which is strictly instrumental, is very good. I just downloaded it from OverClocked Remix today.)

Current Mood: contemplative contemplative
Current Music: "Tickle My Wily" -StarBLaSt

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krikketgirl
krikketgirl
Kat
Wed, Jan. 21st, 2004 06:02 am (UTC)

Oo, glad I'm not the only one that has seriously wondered about the concept of time. It is something that we so take for granted, but then when you really think about it, it seems so strange and fickle.


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spiraldog
spiraldog
Tarlatan Charlatan
Wed, Jan. 21st, 2004 07:53 am (UTC)

"There is a concept which corrupts and upsets all others. I refer not to Evil, whose limited realm is that of ethics; I refer to the infinite." -- Jorge Luis Borges, "The Avatars of the Tortoise"

Furthermore:

"There are no moral or intellectual merits. Homer composed the Odyssey; if we postulate an infinite period of time, with infinite circumstances and changes, the impossible thing is not to compose the Odyssey, at least once." -- Borges, "The Immortal"

Infinity is weird.


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llieno
llieno
Elle
Wed, Jan. 21st, 2004 02:51 pm (UTC)
Time for Reflection about Time

I consider myself a philosopher of time, as time and myself are very close. It's partly due to my strong long-term memory, and partly due to overthinking. But I have a close relationship with it, and once I gave a speech about time and memory to my school year. I was astounded at the response...I'd made many people cry.

And on that note, time is the only thing that gets past my stupid emotion barrier. Memories make me cry very very easily.


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