Time is a Curious Reality

It is the very texture of our experience and consciousness. An article in Popular Mechanics about optical clocks got me thinking of time. These clocks measure time in quadrillionths of a second, and are so precise, no existing technology can take advantage of them. To say it another way, they have no practical value until technology catches up.

Time fascinates me. I'm thinking about time as I walk my sister's dogs and I wonder: is our consciousness of time the root of consciousness itself? Is our consciousness of time a door to our consciousness of God?

We exist to welcome the arrival of time and commemorate its passing. We are constantly doing this simultaneously in the present. The present has always been vibrant with energy, color, consciousness, and meaning in every age regardless of how long ago. Calvin's dad had a different theory though. You can find find that on down.

Age is beautiful because it has traced time whether the lines be on mountains or the faces of old men and women.

Death is beautiful for those who lived meaningfully because their lives commemorate time.

Psalm 116:15 - Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of his saints.

Time is part of "the plan." Time is not necessary for our life and existence and will end when "the plan" is finished.

Revelation 10:6 - And sware by him that liveth for ever and ever...that there should be time no longer:

Clock picture by Rob Brewer from Bristol, England (Yes, but what time is it? Uploaded by Mattbuck) [CC-BY-SA-2.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons.

Bill Watterson is the author of the comic strip Calvin and Hobbes.

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