Infinitely Timeless Or Melting Minutes?

The question of time comes to mind in a poem I wrote (above) for the theme, “stay curious”. The linear passage, yet circling, of time  piqued my curiosity as I grew older and I have wondered if this construct exists at all as we see it. In my quest, I stumbled upon writings by Daria Bocicova that I will read several times to grasp. Not a scientist, her observations are no less well formulated. Quoting from her article briefly: "When people think that celestial changes or seasonal changes associated with the Earth's position around the Sun are time, it's like thinking that a fish swimming in an aquarium is water. In fact, a tank is like space, and water is like time. Water fills the tank, and it's everywhere. If it wasn't, the fish wouldn't be able to move and would be dead, despite all the space in the aquarium." Bocicova goes on to say, "Time itself is neither linear nor circular. It does not flow or move but allows others to do so. So the cycles we observe have nothing to do with time, except that time will enable them to exist."

Time seems to be of no concern to this heron scouting for fish at the ocean shore. 

Why should he care when he has the infinite sky, salty sea and right now to explore?


Explore more at Skywatch Friday,


Because the state of our planet is the most pressing issue of our time, link up and learn about the  Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Report.


And if you're REALLY curious, find another article about time HERE.

Comments

  1. Love pour poem! "Where did my timeless minutes tick" ? indeed! Where does "life" go - or does it..... And the quote from Bocicova peeks my mind to want to ponder more - time enables things to exist. Wow I may get the book.

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  2. Hello,
    Wonderful poem, time and our lives are ticking away. Beautiful shot of the GB Heron and the view of the sea is lovely. Take care, have a great day!

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  3. Retirement has been wonderful for a whole different sense of time! (ツ) from Cottage Country Ontario , ON, Canada!

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  4. I value time more than anything else, except relationships, now that I am retired I swim in the infinite amount of time that I have and maybe I am "wasting it" but I love having time to do things that are important to me.

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  5. And then the telescope shows up that time is still happening, the past can be viewed! A mind boggler. What is time?

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  6. Time concept is human created ~ rather watch the critters advise me ~ lovely photos and wonderful contemplative post ~ Xo

    Wishing you good health, laughter and love in your days,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  7. Luv the planet indeed.
    Penelope your interpretations of time and space are intriguing.
    Thanks for dropping by my blog today.
    The linky was late. but it is there now

    much💛love

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  8. Herons are the best. Very cool pics. We are lucky to have them in a nearby creek.

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  9. Makes me ponder. Gorgeous sky and nice photo of the heron, who probably cares little about time but much about results!

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  10. Clockless days sound really good right now. Those were much easier to come by when I was young too.

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  11. Lovely poem, and fascinating speculations about time. Thanks for the links.

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  12. Maria - I will have to come back and read this again when I am not so tired - my brain was trying to process those complex concepts, and without much luck! And I loved the heron photo!

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  13. I am always angry when I read how much money is invested to seek new planets and go to the moon etc, instead of investing the money in our beautiful planet, there are still things to discover or safe for the future ! Lovely pictures !

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  14. Those clock-less days... fees like I have got them back after I quit the 9-5 routine...!

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  15. Time really is a bit of an ephemeral concept. Nine tenths of all the time I will have on this Earth has already elapsed, and I fear that time on this Earth is no longer an option for those who are coming afterwards. The bell is tolling loudly.

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  16. Hello, Maria
    Lovely images, the Heron is one of my many favorite birds. We must all love our planet Earth. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Take care, have a happy weekend. PS, thank you for leaving me a comment.

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  17. I love this too and appreciate you sharing your thoughts. The Heron is so gorgeous!

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  18. I love your poem, Maria. Childhood, we shall never again set foot to that infinity. Time and space is always an interesting theme to think deeply. Thank you for introducing Daria Bocicova. Have a nice weekend.

    Yoko

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  19. Love your poem, Penelope. It brings me back to my own clockless days. Daria Bocicova presents an interesting theory about time.

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  20. Hello. I like your poem. Wonderful photos of heron.
    Take care!

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  21. I liked your Poem, it brought memories and comparisons.
    We had a clock, my parents wedding present from Dad's aunt.
    We had no electricity until 1938 when my younger sister was born.
    I didn't know what an ice box or an ice man were.
    We had dirt roads, not city streets.
    Your heron picture is nice, I'd not seen one of those until I was in my 70's.
    ..
    Jim (google won't let me post even though I'm signed in.)
    ..

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    1. Jim! I'm glad you came to visit. Your memories so interesting of a different time and place. Haha ... Google did let you sign in. I just have my moderator setting on. :))

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  22. A most lovely poem, Penelope.

    The heron is beautiful.

    I miss those hazy clockless days of my childhood. The only time we knew was to get home after dark after playing outside all day after school!


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  23. Your poem brought so many memories of my childhood as I think it would for our children, but I feel as if they are the last generation to experience timeless, clockless summer days. Everything seems so scheduled for children now. Thank you for the reference -- I appreciate learning about Ms Baricova - writers who can interpret science and philosophy for readers who understand neither very well are valuable!

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  24. I can well relate to your poem. Your quote by Daria Bocicova was intriguing. It will keep me thinking for a while...

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  25. Incredible photos to go with these lovely writings. I am always learning here, thank you :)

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  26. I love the way you muse about time and its comings and goings.

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