On Time

Time is a dimension, a non-spatial continuum for ordering events

Time is a measurable period during which an action, process, or condition exists or continues

Time is an appointed, fixed, or customary moment for something to happen, begin, or end

Time can be continuous or in intervals

Anick Time One

Time is a moment for opportunity

Time is a period

Time is tempo, a rate of speed

Time is the past, the present, and the future

Ancik Time Two

Time is a moment indicated by a clock or a calendar

Time can be a turn

Time can be finite or infinite

Time can be good, bad, hard, or off

Ancik Time Three

Time moves on, but people can call a time out

Time can be a time for being or being on time

Things can be in time, on time, and time and again

Time can be a moment, a beginning, or an end

Ancik Time Four

Time involves a traveling back to do something different

Time can be behind or ahead; something that we have or waste; keep, lose, give, or fight against

Time is a moment, an occasion, an epoch or an instant, wink or a stretch, and even money

Time is something that passes and does not stop, yet people try to manage it

Ancik Time Five

Philosophers have sought to understand time

Einstein explained that time cannot be in isolation from space

There are connections over time, but only time will tell

β€œTime waits for no one, and it won’t wait for me” –The Rolling Stones

Ancik Time Six

FYI: For this post, Steve selected the photos and determined the theme. I, without seeing the pictures, wrote the text to his theme, and then he inserted the pictures. Next time, I’m determine the theme, which will be Connections.

Steve is a long-time friend and a good guy. I encourage you to visit his site to see his photos, which are available for purchase. He will also respond to comments here when he can, so feel free to ask him questions.

Photos by Steve Ancik, LightWavesImages

125 thoughts on “On Time

  1. Great collaboration. You made me think of one of my favorite quotes by Einstein: β€œWhen a man sits with a pretty girl for an hour, it seems like a minute. But let him sit on a hot stove for a minuteβ€”and it’s longer than an hour. That’s relativity.”


  2. Great collaborative piece. Beautiful pictures by Steve. Especially like Patti’s quote from Einstein. The title set off “Time keeps … Ticking off into the future ” – Steve Miller band from memory.


  3. I love this one, Frank! One of my favorites. It’s interesting how you collaborated with the artist. I would have thought it was all carefully planned. I love this line, “Time is something that passes and does not stop, yet people try to manage it.” We try so hard, don’t we?


  4. Now the thing about time is that time
    Isn’t really real
    It’s just your point of view
    How does it feel for you
    Einstein said he could never understand it all
    Planets spinning through space
    The smile upon your face
    Welcome to the human race -James Taylor

    love the pics and the words — beautiful and thoughtful


  5. Frank–I thought it TIME that I drop in to let you know I still care. Loved the artful words you wove around Steve’s photos (I left a message on his site).

    P.S. My wife and I made a whirlwind trip to Cincy on Monday where I had a diagnostic test done at the VA hospital.


  6. Wow, Frank! This is a wonderful collaboration. The words and images complement each other so well. I love the way you did this, blind in a way. Well done to you both!


  7. Frank, these pictures are absolutely fantastic. I love the grey and bit of colour – the piano, the house, the ravaged by time.

    Time as a subject fascinates me. You’ve written of something which fascinates me, and written dreamily on it. Like this very much.

    Love Victoria’s comment “timeless”…


  8. Wow … what a stunning post – have you done the wording ???? The art is fantastic and his website is wonderful – amazing truly. Thank you so much for – this, a 20 min escape. My favorite photo you have here .. the piano.


  9. Brilliant! I love when you get your philosophy on, Frank.

    Time is our constant companion, and the fire in which we all burn.
    (I stole those thoughts from somewhere.)


  10. I am lovin’ the theme-oriented blogs. These pics are amazing. I loved old homes and things that show the intricacies of time. I have this old wooden shed in my backyard. Everyone says I should paint it. I am never gonna paint it – because a) I’m lazy and b) I like that it looks old and imperfect. Sometimes the beauty is in the cracks and the chips of paint and the imperfections. Thanks for sharing.


    • Teeny,
      This was an interesting collaboration, and kudos to Steve for the photos. Yep, there is something about old that brings out its own beauty … just like your old shed. Glad you enjoyed this post.


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