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Nature's Queue

An essay on the temporal

In any weather, at any hour of the day or night, I have been anxious to improve the nick of time, and notch it on my stick too; to stand on the meeting of two eternities, the past and the future, which is precisely the present moment; to toe that line.  - Thoreau

As we learn to work together to bring about change, (and be changed) we shall notice that some change is slow and smooth like the ebb and flow of the tide, or like the drying of oil-based paint. Conversely, we can be surprised by quick, rapid - sudden change - like a bee sting or an earthquake or the twinkling of an eye. We must realize that things that are temporal in nature should be handled according to natural durations and frequencies. Some things are simply made to expire while others are bound to repeat themselves at regular intervals. Yet other things surprise us: Those that seem to die for no reason and reemerge as alive as ever... and then some.


In computing, constructs dealing with time have introduced us to nanoseconds and gigahertz - conceptually unique to our generation. The advent of the Internet has cast a large chunk of Humanity into a dizzying fray of electronically-tempered activity that can be hectic, taxing and even deadly to our fleshly souls. To adapt to this new pace, we who are conscious of Nature and its enduring patterns would do well to learn from the hummingbird - an excellently designed creature that flaps its wings at a rate comparable to our household current - 60 cycles per second. We need to learn to hover, fly forward very quickly and sometimes, fly backwards from nature's queue - this moment.


Hi charley!

  --Gerry.....2013-02-18 22:51:13 +0000

---working on *css as ordered mein capitan.

  --ChaQui.....2013-02-23 19:42:38 +0000