Thursday, January 7, 2016

On the Theory and Practice of Time

the-heart-of-winter-russell chathamRussell Chatham, The Heart of Winter

“Have you ever observed that time seems to be going by faster as you get older? There's a reason that one summer seems to stretch out forever when you're a kid, but zips by before you know it when you're 30. That reason is perspective, as a gorgeous interactive visualization, by Austrian designer Maximilian Kiener [ed. if this doesn’t work in IE, try another search engine], demonstrates.”

“When you're one year old, a year is literally forever to you -- it's all the time that you've ever known. But as you grow older, one year is a smaller and smaller fraction of your total life.” - WaPo

Gee, you mean Albert Einstein and I are not the only people to have discovered that the principle of perception applies to time as well as horizons?

chatham paintingRussell Chatham, Moonrise Over the Petaluma River

How disappointing; I don’t feel quite so special anymore. 

Butt how, then, do you explain the sensation that a 30 minute lecture on “gun safety”  seems more like 300 hours?


And if often starts with the words…

Barack-Obama-pointing“Let me make this perfectly clear…”

Which in Social Justice Warrior-speak means “make no mistake about it, this will not mean what you think it means you small-brained privileged white right-winged haters.”

So as the end of the world approaches at ever increasing speed I suggest we all just take a time out and comtemplate the Theory and Practice of Rivers.

Theory and Practice of Rivers“The head's a cloud anchor that the feet must follow. Travel light, he said, or don't travel at all.” ― Jim Harrison, The Theory & Practice Of Rivers


162547476_obama-thought-bubble-stickerFor Barry and his cloud anchor I vote for “don’t travel at all.”

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Cross-Posted on Patriot Action Network