Monday, November 25, 2013

And What is Time?

And an astronomer said, Master, what of Time: 

And he answered:  
You would measure time the measure-
less and the immeasurable.
You would adjust your conduct and even
direct the course of your spirit according to
hours and seasons.
Of time you would make a stream upon 
whose bank you would sit and watch its

Yet the timeless in you is aware of life's 
And knows that yesterday is but today's
memory and tomorrow is today's dream.
And that that which sings and contem-
plates in you is still dwelling within the 
bounds of that first moment which scat-
tered the stars into space.
Who among you does not feel that his
power to love is boundless?
And yet who does not feel that very love, 
though boundless, encompassed within the
centre of his being, and moving not from 
love thought to love thought, nor from 
love deeds to other love deeds?
And is not time even as love is, undivided
and spaceless? 

Kahlil Gibran