Monday, December 31, 2007
the calculus of time
Chronos to-night ushers out the old year. He is pagan Greece's Old Man Time or Father Time. One can reflect on the year gone by. Major papers, and some news broadcasts, recount those who have died during the past year, and what events—good,bad,important,otherwise—have occurred. We can all reflect upon our, personal history during the same. One more annum has had its grains of sand deposited at the bottom of the figure eight glass. I am not an aficionado of the genre, but the line is quite good: "Like sands through the hourglass, so are the days of our lives."