|Watching the Past Happen Far Far Away
(The Eye Nebula)
Nevertheless, the world around us would be pretty dull if the temporal dimension was static. In this "frozen time" extreme, not only would things not be moving, but light and sound and all of our sensing inputs would be absent, creating quite the dreary nothingness.
Which is to realize: isn't it just grand that we are able to swim (dance, sneeze and blink too, among other things!) in the great sea of the Universe. Particularly, as humans, we wield the ability to research the present, investigate the past, and speculate about the future!
|Investigating the Past Up Close
(Great Great Grandma Johnston's Rosebush,
Aunt Flossie and Me)
And here we are today, a product of evolutionary and societal selection. Looking forward to the generations ahead, we imagine creative outcomes beyond simple survival. Perhaps the present is all that truly exists, but with the time in mind, meditating on the past, present and future have never been so amazing!