(Coming Unstuck In) TimeTracks

What time is it?

Right now.  What time is it?

Right then.  What kind of clock did you view to check the time?  Your watch?  Your phone?  A wall clock?  Analog? Digital?  Sundial?

Did you guess the time before checking for a definite answer?  Why, or why not?

What is the date?  Which calendar did you reference?  Gregorian, Assyrian, Ptolemaic, Zoroastrian?  Do you even know?  Does it even matter?

How far back into your own past (and the pasts of others) must you (or anyone) reach to find relevance in this moment?

Will that moment we just shared (in an asynchronous author-reader sense, anyway) be relevant in the future?  Is relevance relevant to you in this moment?

While it would be great to delve into multiple scales and perspectives of time right now, we just do not have time.  There is too much else about time relevant to this concept of TimeTracks, including its own history and future, as well as that of its creator, your friendly author.

Listen: there is just enough time (and space) to give homage to what are typically considered the two primary contrasting viewpoints of time: the arrow of time (entropy, etc.) and the experience of time.  Maybe there will be more time further along this collection of words to dig in a bit deeper, depending on how (un)stuck this essay becomes.

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