Maybe so, but it wouldn't make any difference at any rate: it is an hallucination I am more than willing to except as unbeholding to me, and - in fact - have no choice but to accept as real.
If an object has not been observed, how can it exist except as a more or less interesting delusion? If one is speaking - for instance - of the famous "blue rose" of the imagination, it holds a place in the unique neurological arrangement necessary to have that illusion, so that is a form of existence. Such "ideal objects" are basically auras of some cognitive function, our imaginations doing their purest labor. And all for free!
B - Approaching Time
1. What is Time to you - is it a friend or an enemy ?
If time is that element which makes ANY movement possible, it must be seen as positive. All the other effects are merely minor drawbacks compared to static space.
3.a. into the past ?
3.b. into the future ?
C - Looking for the limits of Time
1. Could Time be limited by something ?
1.a. If yes please indicate by what and under which circumstances
I presume time is limited by the length of time...that is, the length of time space exists within. Of course, time as an observed and "considered" item will only last as long as the human imagination is here to fret over it.
2.b. If not, why not ?
2.a If yes, which ones ?
Oblivion, because it erases any sense of time. This explains a lot if intoxications.
A description of any idea or process or object which (at least) appears to withstand the most damaging aspects of time: certain arts, beauty, etc. A "timeless" cultural object will assume this aspect if it lends itself to permanent analysis via mythological ambiguity. The more a thing resists interpretation, the further it shall travel forward without losing its magnetism.
D - Parsing Time - Past, Present, Future
1. What does the present mean to you ?
4.a. Do they play an equal roles ?
The past is a liquid mythology founded on memory (not necessarily one's own), the present is active cognition as it moves amongst physicality, the future is a projection usually baroque and inaccurate, although often (as in science fictions) quite poetically so.
4.b. If not, which of them is the most important ?
Since memories and projective imagination form part of the structure of dreams, and since dreams are the true ecology of the human imagination, I assume they are all important. It's a certain persistence of self.
They both nourish the present via the mythologizing imagination.
The past is a lie we are tenuously obliged to. The present is a solidly build yet often shabby shotgun shack. The future seems the only way "out" and so often strikes us as forgiving.
E - Shaping and Structuring Time
1. What is for you the most important characteristic of Time ?
A militant advance.
5.a - rythm ?
Although we often perceive time (like space) in punctuated sequences, and thus with a type of syncopation, in actuality both are continuous and streaming. More like a drone we notice then don't.
5.b - instants ?
When we turn our attention about like a satellite dish.
5.c - events ?
Large distastrous events (of which we now have so many it seems) aspire to leap outside time and space into the reiterations of grand mythology: little people attempting to swell.
5.d - encounters ?
Running into things suggest movement and thus time.
5.e - choices and decisions ?
I try not to make them.
5.f - irreversibility ?
Yes: the sense we are barreling down a highway strikes me as the most cogent argument for the importance of time.
5.g - newness and evolution ?
Again: movement as forensice debris of time.
5.h - continuity and duration ?
Both suggest a sort of comfortable stasis.
5.i - decay ?
The vehicle we are driving down the road in is starting to leak oil.
5.j - the coming of death ?
Never think about it. no point. Background noise.
5.k - other
6.a - a straight or curved infinite line ?
6.b - a closed line, like for instance a circle ?
6.c - a spiral ?
6.d - a forest of frequencies ?
6.e - an ever forking shape, like for instance a tree ?
6.f - a piling of geological layers ?
6.g - accumulated dust under your bed ?
6.h - dirty plates in the corner of your sink ?
6.i - other
A line that slowly vanishes into a star.
2.a. If yes, in which way ?
1. What does the sentence "I am wasting my time" mean to you ?
Money is often used in an attempt to purchase one's way out of change, as U.S. Civil War soldiers used to be able to buy their way out of the war.
A. "Time is of the essence."
5. Can you provide explanations about these expressions ?
A. Time matters more than sleep. Get back to work!
B. Watch out! He's going to punch your dial!
C. Keep your nose clean and watch your back. Get back to work!
D. Don't even bother starting.
E. Get back to work!
F. No stamina.
G. Comme ci comme ca
H. Get back to work!
I. Junior's bored.
Not in the slightest. Except as they occasionally reveal how much of time is relegated to scheduling and labor.
1. Where is the place of the subject within Time ?
Not as much as I should be able to. For the anicent Greeks their future (The Golden Age) was in the past: they had nothing to "look forward to" and so lived in perpetual mythologizing. I suppose such notions are rampant.
The Ideal of Progress, which has brought us so much misery, is pernicious, and I prefer the backward/forward view of the Greeks. The Imagination is the best direction out of time.
I don't know what animals comprehend. I suppose their "comprehension" (if one can call it that, lacking a language) is entirely bound to food, water and the seasons.
4.a. If yes, how does it look like ?
A pocket watch without a dial or numbers and covered entirely in a moist fur
4.b. If not, why not ?
I - The Time of waste
1. What percentage of your Time do you think you are usually wasting ?
None. Sleep is work.
I need no excuses.
J - The Time of creativity
1. Does your perception of Time change when you are creative ?
If yes, in which way ? Can you explain ?
"When hanging yourself to the tail of the calendar, you are not likely to reach the edge of time You'd rather climb on the shoulders of the instants" - Narayana Reddy
2.a. As a poet ?
I feel it could be said better, and with less overt meaning, and - thus - gain in timeliness.
2.b As an artist ?
I don't want to know.
K - The Time of dreams
1. Would you agree with the statement that "there is no Time in dreams" ?
Yes and no.
Time is rubbery and liquid.
2.b.What would be your explanation ?
The sequence comes and goes as it pleases. Dreams are an empire.
I don't know what era I am pacing in my dreams. It is mythological and thus repetitive and timeless.
L - The Time of Love
1. Does your perception of Time change when you are in love ?
It fragments and runs like ice cream in microwave..
Can you explain ?
The total dissolution of Imagination in Desire. A reaction that spins out precipitants for years.
The little death.
Do you prefer to make love quickly or slowly or extremely slowly ?
When, how and why ?
No time/no space.
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2.c. litterature and film authors
Diamonds and water and sheets of polyurethane.
N - Time & Newness
1. Do you think anything new appeared/emerged since the beginning of the past century ?
1.a. if yes then what ?
The coagulation and regulation of the human imagination by an eruption of media.
1.b. if not, then why and how ?
3.a. determinist ?
3.b. random ?
3.c. both depending on the considered aspects ?
3.d. a graduation between pure determinism and pure chance ?
3.e. not according to such categorizations that only reflect our mind's way of working and have no real meaning as regards the nature of the world itself ?
The universe operates on an oscillating thread between what MUST be and what is TRYING to be.
Newness is one of the spatial motions that make time observable.
4.a. How do you explain that something new may appear ?
Either it is "real" newness engendered by individual imagination, or it is the "fake" newness prompted by the demands of Progress and Profit.
4.b. Do you think chance plays a role in the emergence of newness and how ?