Passage #495: 13 March 2019

Time Switches


The times, they are a-changin', or so we're told. And we suppose it's true, in that trivial way that all platitudes are. But if you think about it, does time itself ever really change? Can it, even? Or is it better to think of time as the one constant by which all other changes are measured? It is only through time's inevitability that we, along with the rest of the universe, can experience change at all.

On the other hand: the clocks are different this week; the light is a little off; the day is punctuated by occasional small disorientations and adjustments. All this because a switch, so to speak, has been flipped somewhere. What better time, then, for a tour of one of our favorite infrastructural anachronisms?


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