how to tell time

a second ripples across the face of the clock, washing away the one before it and unconscious of the one behind it; there is no history in a second.

each one similar to the last, but the aggregate belies their indifference to your life at the moment (a heart beat).

time means one thing to you and something entirely different to me.  on one side it is seafoam, on the other it is sky blue.

why does time march?  what is keeping time?  have you ever known anyone who could stop it?  or capture it?  any attempt to market time is a fool’s mission.  do you remember that time we ____?

time is rampant, it crests (the ebb and flow of time), it is sky blue, it is sea foam, it is terra cotta, it is the sun, it is a palm (and the palm of your hand), it is man-made, it is perfect and it is naturally unpredictable and chaotic.   it is your memory of a day spent with friends.  it is the morning you left the house without an umbrella.  it is rain and it is the desert wind.  it is a rock and it is you.


2 Responses to “how to tell time”

  1. October 13, 2011 at 2:45 am

    Good exposition of Time!!!

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