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The symbols of time that we hang on our walls, tick tock tick tock, the natural day divided into necessary segments punctuated by numerals, more visual symbols of a composed continuum, necessary so we can function together as a society in perfect synchronization.
The iconography of the clock is allegorical on so many levels, and deconstructing the physical form leaves us with what?
Time and space without design? Or is it that we are left with natural design?
I have one of those digital clocks that communicates with an atomic clock to a degree of precision that is mind-blowingly accurate. Such is the human need to make sense of our world using time that we have created, a system of control as terrifyingly limiting as it is incredibly alluring in its scientific veracity. Is this an anomalous influence on the human self? It is natural to respond to light and dark, seasonal change, but how adaptive have we become that it seems natural to respond to such precise measurements of time? How are we evolving with this change that has been creeping up on us for generations yet rapidly accelerating?
The human construction of the world at times seems to change so rapidly that it is easy to feel a horror of detachment as we struggle to evolve within the meticulously created, precision-perfect material environment. Will our minds evolve beyond our bodily limits as we create a reality based on ideas and theories? Reality has many forms, physical form, a plastic malleable form, solid form, thought form, all relative to our perceptions and ideas. Sometimes lines blur and brain fog creeps in. The man made world can make us feel diminutive and agitated as we try to make sense of other people’s ideas. However, we accept that our ever changing world is moving forward thusly, so, we consciously evolve in our thoughts to deal with change on a global level. However, conscious evolution is not akin to unconscious, natural evolution and, in the natural reality of everything, it doesn’t matter how many clocks tick, our organic corporeal selves will evolve only when they are ready to do so, a natural continuance in a synthetic plastic world.
Lulu the Green Fairy is a columnist and UK correspondent for Painted Brain News.