Friday, November 10, 2023


Time is is not only on your but my mind too. Stating the obvious the experience of time might be categorized as neuro-scientific qualia. In lay terms a greatly anticipated event can seem to pass before you know it. On the other hand waiting  for something that’s not going to occur takes forever. Is time a fiction? The revolutionaries of France in1789 changed the  names of months.  You say "I'll call you back in a minute" and mean 20. “It’ll take forever…” is another one. Translation:  tomorrow. So “in a minute” + forever comes to 24:20.  Solzhenitsyn's One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich really means "a day give or take." No day is 24 hrs exactly unless you’re looking at your watch. In fact "clock watcher" is s derogative term used by trainers or therapists against patients or clients who look to get credited for lost time, (which has nothing to do with A La Recherche du Temps Perdu). What about Bergson's "involuntary memory" and the Proustian "Madeleine?"

read the review of Francis Levy's The Kafka Studies Department in Booklife

and listen to "Time Is On My Side" by The Rolling Stones

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