Jessica reminds me that things I’m saying were five years ago were actually ten or more. It doesn’t seem so long.
Saint Augustine in the fourth century articulated the enigmas of time, concluding, “what then is time? If no one asks me, I know: if I wish to explain it to one that asketh, I know not.”¹ Is time forever divisible? Does it move in only one direction? Is “outside of time” coherent? Is change possible without time? Does the present moment have duration? If not, does it exist? Does the past exist?
¹ Saint Augustine, “Confessions,” Book XI: www.sacred-texts.com/chr/augconf/aug11.htm