A white rabbit checked his watch and then exclaimed that he was late and in ‘Late Lament’ by the Moody Blues, they talked about a “Cold-hearted orb that rules the night” and wondered “which is an illusion”. The rabbit is just silly, but drummer Graeme Edge makes us think that as time passes, what is actually going on. Time is grouped into periods of past, present and future, or yesterday, today and tomorrow, but what is time? Isaac Newton described it as absolute, but Einstein proved that time is relative, and, shockingly, that time and space are intricately interwoven. Recent work in string theory and quantum gravity suggests that space and time may not be fundamental. If we look at the stars, we are seeing the past and even when we see a flash of lighting at a short distance away, we are seeing something that happened a hundredth of a millisecond ago.
I said today in my Thursday Inspiration post that “Tomorrow may only be a day away, but it never actually gets here, as when the designated time arrives, it is called today.” Thus, if everything that we look at is in the past or at least some fraction of time in the past and tomorrow never gets here, that makes time very confusing to say the least. Everyone seems to agree that time should move in the forward direction. Since time is a human construct, we are under the illusion (back to Graeme Edge again), that at any given moment, the past has already happened and the future doesn’t exist yet, and that things are changing, so does time change everything or am I going down a rabbit hole by saying that things change because of the second law of thermodynamics, which states that the entropy of any isolated system always increases.
Written for Reena’s Exploration Challenge #191 prompt where we are asked to take a belief, a dream, a philosophy, a religion of yours, and turn it into trash.