January 01, 2014

Short Story: Time is Perception

I'm fascinated by the concept of time. According to the smarty-pants people of the world, time is the subjective experience of an indefinite sequence of unfolding events...and thus there is a component of time that is a human invention. We have created the terms past, present, and future, in order to organize this experience--in order to capture and corral time into building blocks that we can summarily absorb and discuss and "control."

But time exists outside of our human experience. And the experience of time, being subjective, can CHANGE. Time is flexible. It is not fixed. And therefore neither are we fixed--we are infinitely flexible as well.

With time comes loss...

...but also, growth.

Time is something worth thinking about.

On a lighter note, I get my nerd on about time through the books I read, too. Both WHEN YOU REACH ME and ALL OUR YESTERDAYS offer wonderful explorations of time and change and the incredible, subjective experience of being human, for however brief that moment may be. Wishing you the best in this New Year--get out there and create the experience you seek.

1 comment:

  1. Time is interesting to think about. Sometimes it moves so fast and other times it moves at a snail's pace. I can look at things from the past and they seem like yesterday and sometimes yesterday seems a million miles away. :) I enjoyed your post.

    I hope 2014 is a wonderful year and you find some extra pockets of time you weren't expecting (in a good way). :)



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