Category Archives: time

what it isn’t.

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“in the time it takes to say ‘now,’ now is already over.

it’s already ‘then.’ ‘then’ is the opposite of ‘now.’

so saying ‘now’ obliterates its meaning,

turning it into exactly what it isn’t.” 

-ruth ozeki, a tale for the time being

my life’s interpretation of the above passage from ruth’s beautiful book :

by the time i get my clocks reset,

the time will change back again to the time it was when i started

like it never happened

until it happens again.

 daylight saving time has arrived once again

 

 

 

 

 

 

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now that the day of winter solstice has passed

 we are already adding seconds/minutes of daylight to each new day

working our way back toward the summer solstice

i hope to use the extra light wisely.

6,400,099,980 moments constitute a single day. every single one of those moments provides an opportunity to reestablish our will. even the snap of a finger provides us with sixty-five opportunities to wake up and to choose actions that will produce beneficial karma and turn our lives around.” 

-dogen zenji-13th century zen master

(as quoted by ruth ozeki, author of A Tale for the Time Being.)

 

 

a day.

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what i saw 

as i arrived at school 

for parent teacher conferences

at the beginning of the day.

also what i saw 

as i left school

after parent teacher conferences 

at the end of the same day.

 stories shared

questions answered

conversations had.

 a day always passes

no matter how busy or how calm

no matter what we have done or not done

somehow slipping by.

‘the long day wanes; the slow moon climbs the deep.’

-alfred lord tennyson

 

time sings.

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kinders watch closely as the sand slips away.

‘the sand in the hourglass runs from one compartment to the other,

marking the passage of moments with something constant and tangible.

if you watch the flowing sand,

you might see time itself riding the granules.

contrary to popular opinion,

time is not an old white-haired man,

but a laughing child.

and time sings.’      

-vera nazarian

time travel.

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grandie m

shared his formula

for time travel

with me

but has not come up 

with a return formula

as of yet.

he even made me my very own copy.

i love the cover

and hopefully

everyone’s copy looks like this. 

 

“the truth is, time travel is hard, and people are lazy.”

-margaret person haddix, Redeemed