In biblical Greek, day one dawns with an Almighty Word. In what strange language does time start with a Big Bang?
“Science always uses metaphor.” —James Lovelock
In what tortured tongue does it fly, march on, or run out?
“We say that time passes, time goes by, and time flows. Those are metaphors. We also think of time as a medium in which we exist.” —James Gleick
In what cuckoo code does it tick us off?
“We are programmed to believe that time is the enemy, that it takes away from us or that it diminishes us. I have found that it’s done the opposite to me. Life is in perfect balance. It’s just that our perception of it isn’t.” —Rania Al-Abdullah
Does the strange language it blows in on, get in our eyes?
“The more sand has escaped from the hourglass of our life, the clearer we should see through it.” —Niccolo Machiavelli
Could the tortured tongue that makes it grind as slowly as the mills of the gods, heal all wounds?
“Love is like an hourglass, with the heart filling up as the brain empties.” —Jules Renard
Is the cuckoo code that ticks us off, malware in the mind?
“The cuckoo who is onto himself is half way out of the clock.” —Wilson Mizner
This site’s archived themes and the post that reads like a book mix timeless metaphors with imaginative images and insightful wit, to save the day from metaphors that create life’s falsely alarming illusions.
“A happy man does not hear the clock strike.” —German Proverb
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