Category Archives: Time

What is Chronosophy?

In the Deserts of the West, still today, there are Tattered Ruins of that Map, inhabited by Animals and Beggers; in all the Land there is no other Relic of the Disciplines of Geography. I wrote something here called “What is Time?” in which I didn’t answer the question.  Well I did.  But I really didn’t.  The question “what is time?” is a trick question.  It is also a question that permeates everything.

Time is not science, exactly.  I does not fully belong to the arts.  It is not the province of religion, not really.  None of these things are true, nor are they false.  Look at what academia does with time, or rather what they haven’t done.  There is no department of chronosophy (nor should there be).  I could list disciplines, sub-disciplines, academic specialities and subspecialties, fracturing and proliferating fractal-like into increasing specificity all referring back to itself and say time is not this nor is it that.  Take it all away and what you have left is time.

Why?  Think of time as an idea occupying a different level of scale from our customary divisions of knowledge.  … More

5 5/11 minutes past each hour per hour in arithmetical progression.

The happy precision of gears and well-oiled thoughts; the concurrence of energies as they converge into a single victorious trajectory.2 hours 10 minutes 54 6/11 seconds ante meridiem

Now watch the clock.  Keep your eye on it.  There. That was one.  Did you blink?  I can slow it back down for you if you like, I’ve done it before, but we’d be here forever.

Let’s try again.  There’s another one coming and there!  See it?  The longer hand and the shorter hand were at exactly the same angle of inclination.  That’s the moment, that’s the way in, you understand.  When the longer is the momma and the shorter is the girl, the way to shorter leads through longer and the way to longer leads through shorter.

Now pay attention, here it comes again and now!  You missed it.  Listen.  You think this is easy tinkering with time for you?  Try to focus.  You think it’s everyday a mother and daughter feel simultaneously inclined?  Yes it is every day, twenty two times a day, but I’m making a point, you owl, so don’t give me your shit.  … More