Now, I’m no Physisist … Phisycist … Phycisist. What I am trying to say is I don’t understand much about classical mechanics, quantum mechanics, thermodynamics and statistical mechanics, electromagnetism, special relativity and the like.
But I have been doing a lot of thinking about Time lately and reckon it is just like chewing gum. You can stretch a bit out here and another bit over there, but it is still part of the same piece of chewing gum although it is in three places at the same time.
And so it is. Time plays maddening tricks on you. Events seem to telescope out of all perspective. Things that seem to have happened only yesterday on closer inspection turn out to have been a quarter of a century ago.
It seems like yesterday I was reading bedtime stories, planning daft excursions and being ‘Dad’ to two little fellows who are now grown men.
Memories, like old gum, ambush you when you least expect them, stuck to your pants, shoes, the underside of your table; glueing themselves to your consciousness for ever.
Andy Daly 2013
What about when it takes out one of your fillings?
Trouble. Remember when I had some Chuddy given to me by one of the life models at Uni which took out a filling. It took me over a year to get to the dentist, during which when it was windy if I had my mouth open I whistled?
This post is messing my head. Please can you tell us, are you saying that time, “just like gum”, is not biodegradable?
Thank you for your comment, I am sorry if my musings have been messing with your head. They certainly weren’t meant to.
It might help if we consider the concept of Biogradeability. Chewing gum has been around since Neolithic times, yet eventually it becomes reconstituted at some point. Microorganisms must break it down like other polymers and hydrocarbons. It may take some time of course.
Time, on the other hand goes on. Although – and this is the key – we, like little bits of chewing gum exist as tiny entities and interact within a a much larger time – fuelled cosmos.
Hope this helps Bob. Address any further queries to Someone Who Knows.