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?

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Shaun McCarthy June 8, 2009 at 8:39 pm

I thought the quote on God was “He always was and always will be.” I’m not sure I’d say he was the beginning and the end. I would think God has no use for time. Imagine is he DID need it and his Timex broke? Then we’d all be screwed. I’ll ask my friend the priest for his thoughts. I came across your quote again, “It always feels like now.” If you’re not going to use that in a song, I’m going to have to use it somewhere. :) Anywho, just listened to your samples on myspace (I’m slow, but I get there). Very nice music.

Jon Pinney June 25, 2009 at 6:55 pm

Ha I love your comment about the Timex Shaun. Thanks for sharing and for the compliment.

I had to look up the quote in the Bible. I thought it was there, but I couldn’t remember where it is. In Revelations 1:8 it says the following: “I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty.” (from the King James Version).

And I will most likely use my quote in something as well. I like the idea and have been thinking about possibly writing a song about it or including it in a book (if I ever actually write one). Anyway, I’m glad you like it and the music.

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