― Alan Lightman, Einstein's Dreams
What's the time? Depends on who you ask — and where you're standing. To someone on a planet 63 light years away, the year on Earth is 1951. To a fly, 'now' is quite literally longer. ("Research suggests perception of time is linked to size, explaining why insects find it easy to avoid being swatted.")
The rate of our metabolisms are linked to the span of our lives in ways we do not fully understand. Our cells oscillate with the earth passing around the sun, our clocks are calibrated to hyperfine transitions of atoms, and age like time proves relative over and over again.
This week, we explore perceptions of time through poetry. Please see the schedule below to orient yourself temporally:
Wednesday: alee_grrl: Playing with Time - Prompt and Response Game
Thursday: jjhunter: Poem: "around the day (circadian)"
Friday: kaberett: Time Heals All Wounds
Saturday: ysabetwordsmith, Time: A Weapon of Mass Destruction & Poem: "A One-Way Trip"
Last edited 4/5/14 by jjhunter