...You would measure time the measureless and the immeasurable.
You would adjust your conduct and even direct the course of your spirit according to hours and seasons.
Of time you would make a stream upon whose bank you would sit and watch its flowing.
Yet the timeless in you is aware of life's timelessness,
And knows that yesterday is but today's memory and tomorrow is today's dream.
And that that which sings and contemplates in you is still dwelling within the bounds of that first moment which scattered the stars into space.
Who among you does not feel that his power to love is boundless?
And yet who does not feel that very love, though boundless, encompassed within the centre of his being, and moving not from love thought to love thought, nor from love deeds to other love deeds?
And is not time even as love is, undivided and paceless?
But if in your thought you must measure time into seasons, let each season encircle all the other seasons,And let today embrace the past with remembrance and the future with longing.
Kahlil Gibran, The prophet
...Zoë: Lastly, I want to ask you about time…
Andrea: I depict time in my sculptures, if we’re thinking just about us alone it’s a spiral because we begin and we end. Time itself, I think, is a circle because it never ends. But these shapes are just our perception of time, unique to us human beings, because we need a way to think about the course of our lives, this circle of life and the path all the energy of the universe is taking. It’s almost impossible to think about the nature of time, it consumes our brain energy - in the end, we don’t even know if we’re really here or not! ...