Time is an object, a possession. We may have time; we may lose it. Time is a location, a landscape; a container. We may be in time; we may be on it, or then; outside of it. Time is a resource; a currency. We may spend it, borrow it, or exchange it. Time is a traveller; it flies. It moves towards us. It stands still. Time is a transformer. To transform is to travel. To travel is to construct; a passage written, a journey made; a transient state occupied. Desired in itself; coveted for its own purpose. Travelling implies a changing of state; a thought, a step, a story told. It may have a transforming effect on the soul. A wish to travel therefore, by this notion, suggests a wish for change, and change, as we know, is always disruptive. In each change there is an element of uncertainty. Uncertainty resides in the new.The new inhabits the unknown. The known, understood to be inherently good. The unknown, the unknowable; inherently bad. Time may stand still. Sitting, we may pass time; experienced, or imagined. Still sitting; all journeys made. We may reconstruct time spent; time we never had, time which has passed, unnoticed; like the infinite decimals of a second recorded. Perceived in the minds eye. Frozen still; like an image caught; but even so, nonexistent to us. We are not part of it. know vb. (past, knew; past part. known) 1. have knowledge of through observation, inquiry, or information. 2. be absolutely sure of something. 3. be familiar or friendly with. 4. have a good command of, (a subject or language). 5. have personal experience of. 6. (usually. be known as) regard as having a specified characteristic or title: the boss was universally known as ‘Sir’. 7. archaic, have sexual intercourse with. travel vb. (travelled, travelling; U.S. also traveled, traveling). 1. make a journey. 2. journey along (a road) or through (a region). 3. move or go from one place to another. 4. withstand a journey without adverse effects. n. 1. the action of travelling. 2. (travels) journeys, especially abroad. 3. before another noun (of a device) sufficiently compact for use when travelling: a travel iron. 4. the range, rate, or mode of motion of a part of a machine. new ad. 1. not existing before; made, introduced, or discovered recently or now for the first time. 2. not previously used or owned. 3. (often new to) seen, experienced, or acquired recently or now for the first time. 4. (new to/at) inexperienced at or unaccustomed to. 5. reinvigorated, restored, or reformed. 6. (in place names) discovered or founded later than and named after. adv. newly time n. 1. the indefinite continued progress of existence and events in the past, present, and future, regarded as a whole. 2. a point of time as measured in hours and minutes past midnight or noon. 3. the favourable or appropriate moment to do something. 4. (a time) an indefinite period. 5. (also times) a portion of time characterized by particular events or circumstances: Victorian times. 6. (one’s time) a period regarded as characteristic of a particular stage of one’s life. 7. the length of time taken to complete an activity. 8. time as allotted, available, or used: a waste of time. 9. an instance of something happening or being done. Brit. the moment at which the opening hours of a public house end. informal a prison sentence. an apprenticeship. the normal rate of pay for time spent working. (times) (following a number) expressing multiplication. the rhythmic pattern or tempo of a piece of music. vb. 1. arrange a time for. 2. perform at a particular time. 3. measure the time taken by. 4. (time out) Computing (of a computer or a program) cancel (an operation) automatically because a predefined interval of time has passed. 5. (times) informal multiply, (a number).
Time is an object, a possession. We may have time; we may lose it. Understanding a matter, we say, is to grasp it. If we grasp it, we understand it. If we hold it in our hands; it is ours.