Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Now you don't

Alike to those who for To-day prepare,
And those that after a To-morrow stare,
A Muezzin from the Tower of Darkness cries
"Fools! your reward is neither Here nor There!"

The present is not a minute because half the minute is past and half in the future, not a second for the same reason and not any interval. There is no present. Everything that is is already gone and everything we are is already over. But we sense that this is not the case, and the explanation must be that time doesn't flow, it grows. Our now is only the surface of a growing thing.

Either that or we are just blurring frames in a colossal media player. Or are we the playthings of cruel and mischievous gods?

CCTV record of the attack on the Pentagon

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