February 9, 2020
Slow Sunday afternoon with clouds and rain on the way. I'll jot down a few items just to pass the time. Drove the golf cart to the big pond and dumped chops for the mallards and buffleheads that visit occasionally. Spotted a new calf (mama #18), pretty little black and white thing, but it may have a touch of scours. I'll check it Monday afternoon.
“Has it ever struck you that life is all memory, except for the one present moment that goes by you so quick you hardly catch it going?”― Tennessee Williams..
time and the river
|Heraclitus, I believe, says that all things pass and nothing stays, and comparing existing things to the flow of a river, he says you could not step twice into the same river. (Plato, Cratylus 402a = A6)|
An operational definition of time does not address what the fundamental nature of time. It does not address why events can happen forward and backwards in space, whereas events only happen in the forward progress of time. Investigations into the relationship between space and time led physicists to define the spacetime continuum. General Relativity is the primary framework for understanding how spacetime works. Through advances in both theoretical and experimental investigations of space-time, it has been shown that time can be distorted, particularly at the edges of blackholes.
|A liner timeline moving from left to right.|
The present evaporates in the act of happening.
“Here we are, trapped in the amber of the moment. There is no
― Kurt Vonnegut
Time flies like an arrow; fruit flies like a banana.
|In various spiritual traditions, mandalas may be employed for
focusing attention of practitioners and adepts, as a spiritual guidance
tool, for establishing a sacred space and as an aid to meditation and
trance induction. It is used as a map (in Shintoism) in the Indian
religions of Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism or Japanese religion of
Shintoism representing deities, or in the case of Shintoism, paradises,
kami or actual shrines.
In New Age use mandala is a diagram, chart or geometric pattern that represents the cosmos metaphysically or symbolically; a time-microcosm of the universe, though it originally meant to represent wholeness and a model for the organizational structure of life itself—a cosmic diagram that shows us our relation to the infinite, the world that extends beyond and within our minds and bodies.
|Diagram of the Chartres Labyrinth||Walking the Chartres Labyrinth|
| The concept of spiral
time reconciles traditional cyclical time with modern linear time
|Two-dimensional space depicted in three-dimensional spacetime. The past and future lightcones are absolute, the "present"is a relative concept different for observers in relative motion.|
The End, but not of Time just yet.