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Daily Quote and Image: Borges and Faulkner on the Nature of Time and a Funny Meditation Image

We had such an amazing discussion in class this week about the nature of time. Is it really real and objectively measurable? Is it sort of real? Is it an illusion? Here are two quotes from two lions of literature, Jorge Luis Borges (via IDPer David Park) and William Faulkner regarding the nature of time . And check out the amazing meditation Picture of the Day below via IDPer Juan Carlos Castro.

 

Daily Quotes:

"I was in time again, hearing the watch. It was Grandfather's and when Father gave it to me he said I give you the mausoleum of all hope and desire; it's rather excruciating-ly apt that you will use it to gain the reducto absurdum of all human experience which can fit your individual needs no better than it fitted his or his father's. I give it to you not that you may remember time, but that you might forget it now and then for a moment and not spend all your breath trying to conquer it. Because no battle is ever won, he said. They are not even fought. The field only reveals to man his own folly and despair, and victory is an illusion of philosophers and fools."

-William Faulkner (Sound and the Fury)

 


Time is the substance from which I am made. Time is a river which carries me along, but I am the river; it is a tiger that devours me, but I am the tiger; it is a fire that consumes me, but I am the fire.

- Jorge Luis Borges

 

 

 

Daily Image:

(sometimes my mind feels like this when I meditate)

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