Weekly Photo Challenge: Now (Clock)

This week’s  photo challenge is Now.

Clocks (and watches) always remind us of Now – the present moment. Of course, it is related to the concept of time or even to relativity.

While travelling in the Latvia, I stumbled across this clock tower. The face of the clock is interesting , so were the details around the edges.

I have to take this picture at an angle as the clock tower was quite tall. By doing so, I compressed the clock’s image in the vertical direction. Thinking about it, it is not the clock face that I want to compress, it is time that I want to compress and if possible, save time into a bottle as the Singer Jim Croce suggested in his Time in a Bottle lyrics.DSC_0063

On the subject of time, I am a big fan of Albert Einstein. One quotation from him is “The only reason for time is so that everything doesn’t happen at once.”  For instance, I didn’t hit you with eight blog posts at the same time. You only received one post in the last eight days, one post at a time.
Einstein also indicated that time is only an illusion. The fact that one of his best friends died first didn’t matter him that much; they will soon meet.

12 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge: Now (Clock)

  1. 🙂 I think time is very individual – we all feel the clock ticking…somehow. And although it’s all down to seconds, minutes an hours they feel different to you and me.
    Great post, I really like it.
    HAPPY 2016, dear Michael! 🙂

  2. YES! This is easily one of my favorite photo challenges! And on the subject of Time and the Now.. Getrude Stein has some lovely and intriguing poetry and copy on the topic.

  3. Haha! Actually I do get your 7 posts at the same time. (I’ve put it in weekly digest) But you’re right Time in its Northern, western conception is linear, so that not two things happen at the same time. The East and South rely more on a circular time concept, where indeed everything happens at the same time.

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