Time Flowing and Flowering

The Flowering of Time

I’m thinking of time and whether it makes a difference which direction it flows.

Time seems to flow forwards so that things lose energy and orderliness.

If time flowed backwards then things would get more coherent and energy would increase.

Which of these is better?

Flowers bloom and then wither and die. We then throw them away (or, at best, recycle them). If time flowed backwards then we would take the decomposed matter from the recycle bin, attach it to a plant stem (or put it in a vase) and then watch as the flowers become increasingly healthy and vigorous until they reach a state of beauty. Then, the blossoms would shrink back into buds, their stems, would shorten and retreat into bulbs or seeds, which would then go back to wherever they came from. Sounds like an eminently sensible thing to do, doesn’t it?

People decay and die when time runs forward. Imagine how nice it would be to experience them growing fresher and more beautiful as time moves on (aka backwards).

We tend to think of food as providing nutrition, but does it really? Strikes me that there’s a great amount of toxicity in the things we put in our body. Also, a great many things we do to the mind and body are harmful. Imagine taking away these poisons and leaving a more healthy being. This is what time flowing backwards would do. The result: health, youth and invigoration.

Of course, we can’t reverse the flow of time, but thinking about it can teach us valuable lessons.

It’s worth thinking about the effects (decay and death) of what we put into our bodies and minds. What about a daily dose of positive thinking? How about healthy and nutritious food. Why not hang out with good people. Who’s to say that we can’t improve by taking better care of ourselves?

Anyways, there you go. Not trying to moralise nor nothing. They’re just my thoughts as I was thinking about time. What do you reckon? Would you like to turn back time? And what would happen if we could?

3 thoughts on “Time Flowing and Flowering

  1. I feel like this is a very pessimistic viewpoint. When time move forwards it does not really lose orderliness nor does it lose energy.

    Taking your flower as example. When the flower “decays” bacteria, molds and fungi feed on the remains of the flower. Fungi are very pretty when you see them under a microscope. At the same time bacteriophage viruses which have have beautiful symmetry kill the bacteria. Then nematodes also feed on the bacteria and the fungi. While in turn earthworms feed on the nematodes. A chicken pecking at the ground may eat the earthworm. Fungus gnats and mites devour the fungi and whatever is left over of the flower is eaten by crickets. Spiders make a yummy snack of the crickets. Ladybugs like to eat the mites and eventually the ladybugs are consumed by centipedes or birds.
    When the flower is fully decomposed and if the flower went on to make seeds, the seeds will sprout to make a new flower that is unique with different DNA as its parent – using the nutrients of the previously decomposed flower to grow and the cycle starts a new.
    All energy is recycled.

    All of this happens because a flower decays. You call it death, I call it life. You call it disorder I call it a the highly ordered and complex dance of nature.
    When time moves forwards it brings both death and destruction and life and creativity at the same time.
    Babies are born at the same time old people die. People are sad at the same time people are happy.
    Every new moment of time is fresh, unique and full of potential. Everything is renewed every moment.

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