Have you ever had one of those days when past, present, and future all appear to run together leaving you puzzled and exhausted by the end of it? Well guess what? You are in good company-Einstein’s company !
I read a quote a few days ago that got me thinking about the reality of a time divide. ” The future is always beginning now.” ( Mark Strand)
True… and ” now” becomes “past” before we can finish making our daily ” future” plans. And sometimes a phone call or doorbell can send us scurrying back in the past to complete something we missed or overlooked causing earlier future plans to be abandoned and put away the past folder.
Albert Einstein first revealed his new perspective on time in his theory of relativity. I always thought it was too complex for me to understand but I think the process of aging helps us grasp new ideas as our own perspectives change.
Basically Einstein believed ” Everything Exists at Once: Past, Present, and Future.”
Did you know that TIME is the most commonly used noun in the English language? It is so versatile-we can kill time, do time, save time, and spend it. Most of us wish we had more of it-it is a priceless treasure and worst enemy-time ends our life.
Without getting into physics -the idea of a universe in which all events exist simultaneously is both sobering and comforting. Things and people who we have lost aren’t gone, merely a little out of our reach at the moment.
So until tomorrow… time still remains a mystery-we can do a lot with it-except-understand it.
Today is my favorite day-Winnie the Pooh
*** I will always find time to keep searching for beauty everywhere-especially in my own backyard!