Sunday, October 05, 2008


I was watching this movie where these two guys were shooting free-throws. "1," the coach was shouting, "2, 3, 4, 10, 11, 12, 17, 18, 19, 27, 28, 29, 30."

That's not counting! That's not how it works. The movie writers were cheating. They were skipping through time, but do you ever
envy them?

The movies can just screw up time whenever they want. They can pretend, for a moment, that time doesn't exist, that it's not holding us all back and ticking as we decay. They can pretend that it flies by when it should and holds still when it should, that moment after moment occur instead of minute after minute. They can run through time as if it's kairological. There's a pretty good link in the title about that.

My roommate bought the tv series "Joan of Arcardia". I've been watching it a lot lately. God says something about humans inventing time in the show. I've been thinking about that.

I read somewhere that Einstein said, "When forced to summarize the general theory of relativity in one sentence: Time and space and gravitation have no separate existence from matter."

Do you know what that means? That means that if there exists a place where matter doesn't matter, neither does time or space or gravitation. That means that I can fly.


Ruthie said...

I like your thinking.

Anonymous said...

I want to fly.