duration

A Quote by Huston Smith on ancestors, arrow, calendars, clocks, duration, shape, and tenses

...yesterday and today and tomorrow are not an arrow that shoots from past to present to future; rather all tenses, and sleeping and waking, mix and cohabit in an atemporal duration beyond clocks and calendars. The Aboriginal world began long ago when the Ancestors sang in Dreamtime the cosmic rhythms that give shape to the things we see, and it is the beginning right now, when a living Tiwi sings the Dream songs that continue, or are, the world.

Huston Smith

Source: Tales of Wonder: Adventures Chasing the Divine, an Autobiography

Contributed by: mattmoes

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