I read this book a couple weeks ago, that has totally shaken me to the core. I have been meaning to write this for a while and wanted to reflect on the concept of time and can’t think of a better day then today when the genius and guru of time has left this world. RIP Professor Hawkings.
Anyway the story in the book was about this amazing, talented and beautiful woman who led a fantastic life with a very promising future with a lot of new films and adverts she could be casted in. She was an actress and a mother and the whole country loved her for being genuine and basically for being herself especially in the pretentious showbiz industry.
She dies in her 30s loosing a battle to pancreas cancer and devastates the whole acting world and the whole country, leaving her 3 children and husband behind.
Anyway because of this sad story, I got to think how cruel time is by taking the ones that we love and who make this world a better place. This happens every year, we say goodbye to many famous people that have been around since our childhood, very often being the voice of our teenager years. The Linkin Park front man Chester Bennington, Dolores from the Cranberries are amongst a couple of others on the long list, who remind me of the old times that are gone for good!
It’s daunting and make me wonder how quickly time passes in a very cruel way, while simultaneously it can be healing and comforting for some. Or maybe it’s not quick, maybe it just exists and is there naturally. We overestimate time and forget that sometimes things will take longer than we think.
Time has no divisions to mark its passage, there is never a thunderstorm or blare of trumpets to announce the beginning of a new month or year. Even when a new century begins it is only we mortals who ring bells and fire off pistols.
It’s evident in everyday life in the seasons that pass, when looking at children who change everyday, time slows down at school, or at work and speeds up when having leisure time in the evening. It’s an odd concept as the minute is always the same consisting of 60 seconds, and the hour has always 60 minutes, so the time has not changed. It’s our perspectie that shifts depending on the circumstances and deadlines we sometimes set in a very abstract way.
“Time and space are finite in extent, but they don’t have any boundary or edge. They would be like the surface of the earth, but with two more dimensions.”
The world has just this morning found out that Professor Stephen Hawking has died in Cambridge. The Guardian said “A Rare genius” , Nasa also tweets saying: “his theories unlocked the universe of possibilities that we & the world are exploring.” We have undeniably lost the greatest mind who has thought us about the universe, time and space and how it all begin with the Big Bang and how there is no end and the expansion continues.
All physical objects, you, me, the chairs we sit in, the cars we drive and building we are in exist in three dimensions. Everything has a width and a height and a length. But there is another kind of length, a length in time. While a human may survive for 80 years, the stones at Stonehenge for example, have stood around for thousands of years. And the solar system will last for billions of years. Everything has a length in time as well as space. Travelling in time means travelling through the fourth dimension. We can enter it only by developing a vaste speed, close to the speed of light.
Professor Hawkings did not believe in afterlife, he said ‘There is no heaven or afterlife for broken down computers; that is a fairy story for people afraid of the dark.’ But what if we are not just computers ?
The fact that the world just continues to spin, after we go has always saddened me. I‘m kind of a dreamer and I was thinking that what if the dying body does actually become this spirit who can enter the ‘ tiny crevices, wrinkles and voids’ in time so called warmholes, in space and time and enter the fourth dimensions and exist there or move in between. Would they be therefore travelling in time without us knowing? Maybe it is the dead ones who are ‘the tourists from the future, past and all sorts of dimensions‘ ?
After all the world is full of paradoxes and the genius himself said ‘ that the universe is home to our beloved ones’ !!!
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