A world without time … just a musing.
Our world is purgatory. Our existence shaded in endless gray. We live in, and are trapped by, the dimension of time. Nothing stops time. However Art, specifically our appreciation of Art seems to stop time… and it’s a window worth looking through…
Give this a thought: Whether you believe in a literal Adam and Eve in an actual Garden of Eden or an allegorical rendering of the story, it seems that all God had to do in order to kick the sinful couple out of the Garden was to impose the dimension of time.
Look at Nature’s beauty. If TIME stops, you’re in Heaven. Heaven might exist in the beauty of acknowledging the perfection around us: Living in a moment without TIME.
Now here comes TIME: Deadlines, weather, physical ravages, stress … Kind of a working definition of Hell. That’s how we might recognize our little TIME here on Earth – It’s really purgatory. We sort out the grays and wait for TIME to end and for Karma to begin.
In the meantime, ART is a portal to Heaven: Lose yourself in a painting. Engross yourself in music. Wonder at the beauty surrounding us and we STOP TIME – at least that’s the way it seems. It’s as close as we can get. Art is our glimpse of Heaven: A world without TIME. -- Jere Stormer