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Time Is Weird. It Always Feels Like Now.

by Jon Pinney on April 28, 2009

While driving across the desert the other day, I randomly spoke what I thought was a pretty interesting (and even profound) thought:

“Time is weird.  It always feels like now.”

If you think about it, at every moment of our lives, it is now.  All we can really experience is the present.  We can remember the past and look to the future, but the present is all we can experience.

Can we measure time?  A clock marks the passing of time, but it does not in itself measure time.  A cup of flour can be measured.  A glass of water can be measured.  But we as humans do not possess a way to measure time.  We can only take note of its passing.

When God says He is the Beginning and the End, the Alpha and the Omega, is He really saying that He lives outside of time and can therefore measure it like we measure a glass of water?


Christian Bale In Equilibrium

by Jon Pinney on April 18, 2009

Christian Bale in Equilibrium Sunrise Scene

Christian Bale in Equilibrium Sunrise Scene

I just finished watching the movie Equilibrium starring Christian Bale, and it inspired me.

After getting home from the airport, I got onto my twitter account and wanted something to watch as I tweeted.  I hadn’t seen Equilibrium in a while…

My favorite scene in the entire movie is when Christian Bale’s character wakes up and gets to feel what it’s like to see a sunrise for the first time… It is beautiful, and his acting and expressions in the scene are so real…

It reminds me that there are so many wondrous things in this world that I take for granted.  I can feel that same wonder and amazement when I look around too… It’s a choice I get to make.  :)


There is also a great quote that I like from the movie by William Butler Yeats:

Had I the heavens’ embroidered cloths,
Enwrought with golden and silver light,
The blue and the dim and the dark cloths
Of night and light and the half-light,
I would spread the cloths under your feet:
But I, being poor, have only my dreams;
I have spread my dreams under your feet;
Tread softly because you tread on my dreams.

If you haven’t seen this movie, I highly recommend it.  Although, be ready for some great action and some violence as well.