Lobsters and Time (or, Time for Lobster?)

Lobsters and Time[1]

Zooooooom, — life can go by in a hurry.

Of course, it can really drag as well.

Sometimes one feels time’s been dragging and then, suddenly, we realize that a whole lot of time has gone by.  I wonder if when Einstein was speculating on the theory of relativity he was in any way impacted by observations such as these?

Our minds are pretty fascinating, even when considered from fairly dry perspectives.  Small as they are physically (well, OK, in other ways too), they can contain microcosmic and macrocosmic concepts and relate between the two.  Hell, they can relate to, correlate and compare the most unrelated concepts conceivable which seems to be the way that we’ve made the most profound and incomprehensible discoveries.  Not just amazing scientific and philosophical insights but things now utterly mundane, like eating lobsters.  What possessed the first humans to try them?

They must have been very hungry!  Wonder what speed time was traveling at for them then?


[1] © Guillermo Calvo Mahé; Manizales, 2010; all rights reserved

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