I watched the film version of the Broadway musical ‘Rent’ a couple of nights ago. I enjoyed it immensely and found myself in tears at times. Much of what this production is about is still so very relevant.
There was a line in one of the songs that said….”when time died.”
I pulled those words out and held them up for further evaluation. The whole concept of time and how we measure it.
It is a human thing? Or it is something is embedded in the D.N.A. of all living organisms?
We all adhere to cycles. We must, after all our very life is a cycle measured by an infinite number of events and factors but the two constants are birth and death.
When humans first began their journey in this world it was their tenacity, duplicity and rather conniving nature that assisted in the push up to the top of the food chain. That we are so good and creative when it comes to killing speaks volumes about our species. Equally our capacity to love and build a community is just as stellar a point in our evolution and its success.
Regarding the equation of time, however, our reign on this planet is but a nanosecond, a blip or a dot amongst trillions upon trillions.
Hell, we are not even a smudge.
Every part of my being is convinced that ‘intelligent’ life exists in the space that extends forever around us.
What is forever? And what is time?
Forever, by definition, has no beginning and no end. Time is a measurement of cycles, nothing more. Or is it?
Did forever and time have a beginning? Did they consummate their union to begin what we know as this universe? Perhaps combined they make up the energy and concept known as God.
Is this a logical contemplation?
The Mayan’s developed a calendar that reflects a period of time, an era as it were that covers approximately 5,025 years. How did they come by this knowledge and what was the purpose of trying to preserve it?
We all recall a couple of years ago the doomsayers who insisted that the end of world would come when the calendar ended and that time for us would then die.
Time will never die. We will.
Time will never change. We will.
Time is a constant just as forever is.
In many ways they are interchangeable. We are all little specs of energy that collectively make up our consciousness. There have been moments when time crawled or at least it seemed as such.
These days it feels as if time is speeding up and we are all running at a break neck pace to keep up with it.
The deceptive perception of time overall lies in our imaginations. Or does it?
The questions that this phrase ‘…when time died’ evoked are likely experienced by all of us at some point in our life.
We have all asked ourselves the universal question.
‘Why am I here and what is my purpose?’
What if the answer was simply ‘to be.’
Now I’ll go and ruminated on this for a while.
Have an awesome Sunday. Namaste.