Tuesday, November 1, 2011
Fixed Properties of Time, The Lovers' Quarrel
Consider the lovers' quarrel about two men who love the same woman in the frame of our discussion on fixed properties of time. Both men are in love with the same woman, and vow to destroy the other to win her hand. The rivalry is bitter and intense and each man is out to prove his love by killing the other and marrying the young woman. The rivalry escalates in pride-swelling moments of drunken madness at local taverns and gathering places, where each man professes his love to the woman in question and resolves to end the quarrel in a duel. Finally, the two rivals confront each other at a fixed time and place and one of the men is killed. The survivor is able to marry the young woman and lives out an extraordinarily happy life. The two buy a house, have children, raise a family, and their love is fully consummated without any sense of loss or lack of fulfillment. Much time passes, and the lovers become old and the rivalry of their early years becomes only a faded memory. When considering fixed properties of time, we can perceive a parallel that exists in the life of the surviving couple and the man who died all those years ago. Evidently, much time has passed since the rival suitor was killed and the two lovers were united. Since the rival suitor also loved the same woman, and could have probably also survived and enjoyed a similarly happy life, what might we say constitutes the equity of time that is outlived in his absence. The passage of time is nearly identical to the time of the life of the man who survived the duel. Each loved the same woman and could have enjoyed the same life no matter the outcome. However, only one man could have survived due to the nature of the conflict. Each, as an honorable and actionable agent of time, could have enjoyed the same life and granted the same allotment of time could have lived out the same desired outcome. The man who survived has to die eventually but was still able to live for a long period of time. The man who died also could have died in this distant future and was absent for a long period of time. In this instance, properties of time are inextricably bound to the nature of the conflict and are fixed or attached at the hip like Siamese twins. If detached, they can live out separate lives but the fact of their preceding abnormal state ultimately determines their time continuum. Thus, the passage of time as a materially quantifiable entity as exemplified by the life of the two lovers, is only allegorical at best. Since properties of time are fixed, the transcendental spirit of the nature of time becomes its supernatural desire for the attainment of immortality or a perfect time, where memory is actionable and not only allegorical or a dream state. Thus, the man who died could have probably lived but as a transcendental property of time was in dying, immortalized for the period of time of his desired hypothetical life. Matter measures time as a form of material being such as the sands in the hourglass, but once transcended become inertia without the invisible hand turning the glass. Transcendence does not constitute immortality since the sands of time are activated by an outside cause. Since all must die anyway, eventually the transcendental, fixed nature of time, ultimately determines how we perceive the world and interact with others, as goalkeepers or time keepers but never forlorn to the calling of an immortal experience that is bound to fixed properties of time, space, earth and matter as can be best learned by the lovers' quarrel.