falling back

Head of a Ruler Third Dynasty of Ur Bismaya Temple Gypsum bitumen 2000-2050 BCE

I like daylight savings time because it reminds me that my perception of time is a completely arbitrary abstraction based on the base 60 / 12 number system of a dead civilization which I have to translate into base 10 numerals in my head because my ancestors never thought to use their closed hand as one and six, but that’s ok because they are both, in turn, just arbitrary abstractions.

Lance Cameron Kidwell

6 November 2011

Posted in Culture, zen

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