If the Universe is Inter-related, What About Time?

Dear Reader:

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!

Vickie’s long-awaited tree of life and beauty
Boo’s Pear of Many Colors

About Becky Dingle

I was born a Tarheel but ended up a Sandlapper. My grandparents were cotton farmers in Laurens, South Carolina and it was in my grandmother’s house that my love of storytelling began beside an old Franklin stove. When I graduated from Laurens High School, I attended Erskine College (Due West of what?) and would later get my Masters Degree in Education/Social Studies from Charleston Southern. I am presently an adjunct professor/clinical supervisor at CSU and have also taught at the College of Charleston. For 28 years I taught Social Studies through storytelling. My philosophy matched Rudyard Kipling’s quote: “If history were taught in the form of stories, it would never be forgotten.” Today I still spread this message through workshops and presentations throughout the state. The secret of success in teaching social studies is always in the story. I want to keep learning and being surprised by life…it is the greatest teacher. Like Kermit said, “When you’re green you grow, when you’re ripe you rot.”
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