June 29, 2009

The absence of time can incur so much chaos and gratifying peace; no rush, no order, no pressure and no sense. And yet the sea would have long been dry had the waves stopped rushing to the shore, and all of marine life would have died, causing a great deal of imbalance in the ecologic food cycle.

Time, according to Aristotle, is only a wide set of motions at different intervals of space. And yet Paulo Coelho believes that time does not exist. Maybe because he thinks, as I do sometimes, that it is only an excuse to quantify our actions, to measure our every movement and to keep score of the consequences to prevent falling into oblivion and nothing else. Time is the indicator of a lifespan, of a person’s countless days and nights contemplating on death; a powerful being that limits or expands our talents and skills; and the one bully that pushes the words out of our mouths, our thoughts into our hands, our emotions unto gestures, and our thirst unto desperation.

Whoever invented the sundial was a freak and a genius; he never would have thought of the consequences a ‘tick-tock’ sound would bring.

Anyway, here are two great films related to time. I was obsessed with Audrey Neffenegger’s “Time traveler’s wife” novel and I’m awaiting the release of the movie starring Eric Bana and Rachel McAdams this August 14. “Somewhere in time” on the other hand, stars Christopher Reeve and Jane Seymour. I saw the movie and I’m looking for a copy of the novel. Still searching until now. The soundtracks are meshing in my head.

Here are the trailers. I honestly think Richard Collier (Christopher Reeve) is Henry DeTamble’s (Eric Bana) grandfather. 🙂