Tag Archives: Memento Mori

The Past is Prologue


Ailsa’s Theme this week:  Time.   WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge:  Future Tense

Time is like a river.  Time flies like an arrow.   Time doesn’t stand still.   Etc. Etc. Etc.  We can only talk about time in metaphors; we can’t quite grasp it and we can never control it.  Tick. Tock.  Like sands through the hourglass….    So what is present is past is future.

Like a broken statue forgotten in a  garden, soon to be forgotten under the green growth,  what is old is new again — and reminds us that we can’t stop time.  Ashes to ashes.   Memento mori:

Forgotten garden:  Memento Mori

Forgotten garden: Memento Mori

The sun doesn’t follow savings time; just ask the sundial, which has told the present time for eons.  Tempus neminem manet:

Forget Savings Time

Forget Savings Time

Flowers bloom and fade.  Bouquets last only a moment, but the seeds fly into the future.  Tempore Taraxacam:

Dandelion Clock:  Past & Future in the Present

Dandelion Clock: Past & Future in the Present

Time may fly by quickly, like an arrow.   But as Groucho Marx reminded us:

Time flies like an arrow; fruit flies like a banana.  

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