Monday, January 1, 2007


I found this essay on time entitled Stop all the clocks: Julian Baggini on the tyranny of time published in The Independent. I recently wrote about time in a post entitled Vorfreude, a German word meaning "pre-delight" or "before joy".

The concept of time and how it's viewed and valued in different cultures has long been a fascination of mine. One of my favorite non-fiction books is Alan Lightman's Einstein's Dreams. Read more about this book here. It also brought to mind W.H. Auden's poem Stop all the clocks, the saddest and most poignant poem I've ever found on how it feels to lose someone to death.