As 2010 draws to an end and 2011 is about to begin, I stand at this nexus and ponder about the perception of time. Many philosophers have pondered about the nature of time. Aristotle speculated that time itself is motion. He contradicted himself by suggesting that motion could be slower or faster but not time. Ofcourse, he did not have the knowledge of Einstein's relativity in which time is subject to change. Writer and physicist Paul Davies has called "time" Einstein's unfinished revolution. Philospher John Ellis McTaggart observed that present is the most real perception of time however almost all of that we perceive as the present is already past. The present is a fleeting moment, whatever is happening now (present) is confined to an infinitesimally narrow point on the time line which is being encroached upon by what we think of as the past and the future. Hence the famous idiom, there is no time like the present.
Catapulting to present, today is the 363rd day of the year, two days before we welcome 2011. At this point in time, I express my gratitude to my friends, families and contemporaries for their encouragement and benevolence. My readers from Amsterdam to Azerbaijan: Thank you. I am not a writer. Yet, your enthusiam has prompted me to explore this introverted expression. My superiors: Thank you for believing in me even when I failed desperately. My friends and clients: Thank you for travelling with me even when the destination was not clearly mapped out. Skyline: Thank you for the innovative products that you have brought to the trade show arena.
As I muse over time, I travel to the future and find myself exploring some exciting avenues. My logic knows time to be a continous present, however, it is the future that is the convenient place for my dreams.
Happy New Year. Wishing you all very well.
Don’t bend; don’t water it down; don’t try to make it logical; don’t edit your own soul according to the fashion. Rather, follow your most intense obsessions mercilessly. Franz Kafka