Saturday, 10 September 2016

Day 10: Time

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"Forever is composed of Nows..." ~ Emily Dickinson

Is Time a constraint or a construct? Does it consist of moments or momentum? Is it linear and limited or / An ever-ticking down commodity or an never-ending expansive resource? How Time can stretch into long-lasting or shrink and speed by.

“We live in time - it holds us and molds us - but I never felt I understood it very well. And I'm not referring to theories about how it bends and doubles back, or may exist elsewhere in parallel versions. No, I mean ordinary, everyday time, which clocks and watches assure us passes regularly: tick-tock, click-clock. Is there anything more plausible than a second hand? And yet it takes only the smallest pleasure or pain to teach us time's malleability. Some emotions speed it up, others slow it down; occasionally, it seems to go missing - until the eventual point when it really does go missing, never to return.”
― Julian Barnes, The Sense of an Ending


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'The Persistence of Memory' ~ Dali

My collage tribute to Dali and Shakespeare's sonnet 'Like as the waves make towards the pebbl'd shore,. So do our minutes hasten to their end..'

"The past beats inside me like a second heart" 
~ John Banville, 'The Sea'

So many fascinating things about Time, not least of all, memory, a sort of repository of Time. 9I read a really fascinating short story recently by Anthony Doerr from his collection 'Memory Wall' about a future world in which memories are commodities, bought and sold on the black market. 

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Also, time travel. The Space-Time continuum (Interstellar anyone?) Oh to go back in Time and fix everything Marty McFly style. 

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The Universal Clock, Clock Museum, Mexico

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"Time in the hand is not control of time..." 
                                                     ~ Adrienne Rich ' Storm Warnings'
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horologist. 1 : a person skilled in the practice or theory of horology. 2 : a maker of clocks or watches.
A cool book about time and Horologists:

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And perhaps to master Time would be a real masterpiece. Speaking of, Marcel Proust's  A La Recherche du Temps Perdu  or 'In Remembrance of Times Past' is perhaps the finest musing ever written  on the subject of Time. 

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Time, A Poem

A souvenir of time: memory. 
A side effect of time: nostalgia. 
Consequence of time: age.
Currency of time: weeks, days, minutes, 
golden moments.



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