Recently, in Montreal, I was kindly invited to a rehearsal of Händel’s Triumph of Time and Truth. Sitting near the centre of a beautiful chapel, surrounded by three choirs (one in front, and one on each side) I felt the chorus line ” Time is supreme, Time is a mighty pow’r!” not only wash over me, but reverberating deep in my soul.
After what was a powerful experience, this notion of time did not leave me for days. Is it really, I was asking myself? Supreme, a mighty power? Or is it just a social construct to help us understand this world? Einstein proposed about 100 years ago that time and space are not really constant.
“The distinction between past, present and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion.” Einstein quote
Greetings, friends and fellow adventurers, hopefully, life is treating you well! Some weeks ago, when I was sitting on a sidewalk in Montreal working on a drawing for friends, an elderly local shared this photo.
Same place, around a hundred years ago, he explained. Sitting there, I realized that not much had changed here, really. Well, the trees were taller. Strange, when you consider all the people that have lived in these houses over the last 100 years and all their joys and sorrows….
Signing off for today, Your Traveling Translator
Greetings, fellow travelers, translators, adventurers,
On a recent trip to Montreal, we happened on this David Altmejd exhibit at the Contemporary Art museum.
Another reason, why I love not having a plan on my adventures: You never know, what you will find…