Books, Philosophy, Stuart France

Functions in Time…

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The effects of the past

on the present can be recognised

in the unconscious persistence

of our earliest psychological impressions.

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And if the future enters into us

long before it happens, as is sometimes

supposed, then it too must also be in part present.

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The past is not a dead thing fit only to be shunned,

nor the future an empty void awaiting fulfilment.

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The past and present contain consequences

which both reflect and project.

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And if the event in time be circular,

rather than linear, then we can

also add the future to this equation.