The Persistence of Time Salvador Dali
Have you ever felt that you stepped out of time and entered another reality? Even if only momentarily, time can “slip”, revealing its fundamental, unstable nature. The nature of time is not fixed; it is a relative measurement of dimensionality, dependent upon the observer. Time only appears to be moving in one direction. In reality, time is fluid and dynamic. A reader sent in his experience with “time-slippage,” and I encourage anyone else who has had this experience to send me their story to email@example.com.
I along with most people have had many strange dreams but in my entire life, I had only one very strange experience while I was awake and walking during lunch in Boston. It is a very short story and goes like this:
The year was sometime between 1980-1984 (I should have marked the date but did not). At the time, I was married with one son and had moved on a job promotion to Boston – we were previously living in New Jersey before moving to a nice new 4 bedroom colonial style home that was located in a town called Marlboro. I would commute to my office in Boston and primarily used public transportation.
It was around noon as I remember. I usually went to filenene’s basement (department store) to look for bargains and then to the business library to read about stocks, etc. I was on my way to library and the traffic light was red. I waited for the light to turn green and proceeded to walk to the other side. When I got to about the middle of the street, everything disappeared and I found myself “somewhere” – it was a place that had a big blue bell to my upper far left view, lots of light, almost like diamonds and there was some kind of sound – it was generally a pleasant feeling but as soon as I got scared, I found myself back in the middle of the street crossing to the other side.
I have no explanation but have never forgotten it. I am currently 60 years old and retired from a relatively high level federal government position, do live in California but am a very practical and steady person – I was born in New York city and have an undergraduate degree in economics and would say that I am reasonably conservative.
Please note – The only thing somewhat out of the ordinary during that time was that I had been practicing for several months a meditation type exercise that I learned years earlier while attending martial arts training. This was to count and focus on your breathing – so I was counting 1-4 on the inhale and 1-4 on the exhale – did it while sitting and walking.
Thanks for the opportunity to put this down in writing – I always wanted to – Bob