Beyond Time

James: Time: we never have enough of it. Too many things on our daily list, too many books asking us to account for the 4000 weeks that make a life. Our sense of it has become so granular, we rely on the oscillation of cesium atoms to tell us what a second is. Plants, though, don’t need atomic clocks to tell them when to bloom, nor do monarchs consult them as to when to take their shaky flight back to Mexico. What we are a part of, at our deepest level, is beyond our usual conception of time, and for this sit, we are going to plot a route with our breath to, at least temporarily, escape from it.