By William MarkiewiczThe New Year issue should be connected with the notion of Time -- passing Time, everlasting Time -- as expressed in the "Time Messenger" image on the Extracts page (December issue). I should have kept it for the January issue but didn't think of it at the time. So, I'll make up for it by presenting some aphorisms about Time from my book, Extracts of Existence.
The river: image of time passing and of eternity coexisting.
Indifferent time takes into its embrace our joys and our sorrows. Indifferent time releases us from its embrace.
Thought inhabits time. Action inhabits space.
Emotions inhabit time and make it shorter or longer.
The infinitely large is static. Static means an eternal present; the process of cause/effect is excluded.
In the infinitely small, past becomes future and future becomes past immediately. There is no present.
We are space-time creatures; we can only contemplate the finite. We are always beyond the infinitely small and just a small particle within the infinitely large.
There is nothing more indifferent than time and space; they equally support something and nothing.
The present: a boat floating on the ocean of intemporality.
Past: eternity put into storage.
Continuum: a suite of instants which deny it, and form it.
Life is what's going on now
It contains your heart and your soul
Yesterday died, tomorrow doesn't exist
Now is as big as the universe
Now . . . !
Time is the space between two happenings.
The present moment is the chalice which contains everything. The present moment is also your judge and your condition within it -- your sentence.