Over at Integral Options Cafe this morning WH shares a fascinating video on time, from Through the Wormhole. The fundamental question asked is, What is time?
Well, I know this morning, that in letting my mind wander over to the documentary, time flew and I am now 40+ minutes wiser, but behind schedule. Because, in becoming entranced with the documentary, I lost track of time -- and it kept moving along, or is it that it kept passing me by as I sat transfixed by Morgan Freeman's voice talking about time?
But how can time pass me by? I am part of the movement of time. I didn't freeze while watching the video. And I definitely didn't 'not age' while watching it either!
Newton described time as absolute, but time, as Einstein noted, is relational and my relationship to time this morning has me running to catch up.
Note to self: save documentary watching until evening. When pressed for time in the morning, don't get caught up in watching time.
It was a good use of my time though. In taking the time to watch the video I had the time to reflect on .... you guessed it... time!
I wonder how many uses of the word 'time' there are?
passes me by
all in good time
But can time
when I am
in the moment
Regardless of what is happening, at this time, I gotta go! Even though I've got a list of blogs to read, comments to post, I gotta go! I've spent my time, up. Used it, up. Can time ever be used down? Moments ticking away like the metronome. Except, the metronome has no finite end to when it stops.
We do. But, time itself doesn't stop, even when we do.
Hmmm..... many questions about time.
You'd best watch the documentary and find out for yourself.... What is time? (If nothing else, you'll get to spend some time being seduced by Morgan Freeman's velvety voice. It'll be time well spent!)