Sunday, 19 October 2008

Time and Space

"There is an old riff I have always imagined to have been invented by some graduate student of philosophy ... who had been struggling through Kant's abstruse account in his Critique of Pure Reason of the barely comprehensible categories of time and space, and decided that all of this could be put much more simply. It goes as follows:
'Time exists in order that everything doesn't happen all at once ... and space exists so that it doesn't all happen to you.'"
Susan Sontag, At the Same Time

"Being looked at by a baby gives a curious sensation of heightened reality, an existential rush, like suddenly being seen by everything."

Hugo Williams, Times Literary Supplement 17/10/03

At Swanage, around 1960, when it all still
seemed to happen at once, and to me.
A snapshot of Paradise.

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