Freezing Time

Freezing Time

The journey of writers is chaotic that great writers turn into an organized chaos. Writers got inspiration from different sources and their pile of ideas pile up and end up in writing posts that were never in their plans. This happened to me frequently and the challenge to turn ideas coming from different sources into posts is both challenging and demanding. However, the joy of learning and exploring to turn chaotic ideas into cohesive posts is rewarding.

I experienced this lately upon reading a poem by the gifted poet Fay Vietmeier who wrote poem β€œThe Covering” an inspirational idea that propelled me to comment in part and say "... If time would freeze …
I would paint forever pictures
then frame them on the walls of my mind".
Love your metaphor time would freeze like snowflakes. Gush!!! Does time have the property of snow and expand as it freezes? I could ponder on this for hours”. I pondered on this question and I wish to share my thoughts with the readers.

Does time freeze like water? Or, is it the opposite and time is the fire in which we burn as The American poet Delmore Schwartz wrote. How do we experience time as water or as burning fire? This is an interesting comparison to ponder on again. However; I decided to focus my attention on freezing time.

Freezing time is actually practiced and with great benefits. One example is Stasis is a way of pausing physical and chemical processes – including those of life. It could be a way for us to save the critically ill, or allow ultra-long space missions.

Time dilation and the expansion of time is another example. The Golden Hour is one example of freezing time and freeze biological processes of wounded soldiers till they reach medical treatment centers.

Hibernation of animals in winter extends their Golden Hours till warmth comes back. During hibernation all metabolic processes stop, yet they remain alive, allowing hibernating animals to survive being frozen bodies. Is this what we mean by the need to pause and think?

Do we need to hibernate our minds during their chilly periods so that they remain alive and then wake up with new ideas that emerge from nowhere? Are there Golden Hours for writers wounded by chaos and allow ideas to freeze in their minds for a while? Are we freezing ideas or time?

The freezing of time may render time to be like a fragile solid and these easily broken into femtoseconds? A femtosecond is one millionth of a billionth (10-15) of a second. Much of the chemistry vital for life punches a femtosecond time clock.

Ice expands when it forms and our lives expand when we freeze our bodies for short whiles. Do we extend time by freezing it? One question leads to another. Freezing allows us to see the details of time as we do when we crystallize ice.

One last thought is adding salt to ice lowers the freezing temperature of ice. Do we do the same when we add salted memories to our frozen times?

We start with one question and end up with many more.


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Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#33
I forgot to mention that you I discussed The Observer Effect in more than one of my posts. One of them is Experiencing the Observer Effect https://www.bebee.com/producer/@ali-anani/experiencing-the-observer-effect

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#33
Preston \ud83d\udc1d Vander Ven- this is close to the famous OODA Loop consisting of Observe, Orient, Decide, Act.

Lisa Vanderburg L

Lisa Vanderburg

1 year ago #25

#30
My Lord...my friend, Ali \ud83d\udc1d Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee I know you have the heart of a lion, the mind I cannot begin to expand upon, yet the soul of the purest of us. You are a true heart!

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#27
Dear Lisa Vanderburg- First, I meant dark areas in my previous comment and not ares. We are talking about darkness and light. This reminds me of your post today "Children", which I have commented on and shared. How to bring light to the darkness of children with dark hope? As much as I am saddened by reading your post, equally I am baffled by its high quality. This is an invitation for readers of this post to read yours as well. The link to your post is: https://www.bebee.com/producer/@lisa-vanderburg/children

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#27
As yours comments do and bring light to our dark ares dear Lisa Vanderburg

Lisa Vanderburg L

Lisa Vanderburg

1 year ago #22

#25
OMLord, Fay Vietmeier! Yes....yes, and yes. I remember all to well. It's [almost] like JF Kennedy. You instigated the breathtaking thoughts with your exceptional poem, sweet lady!

Lisa Vanderburg L

Lisa Vanderburg

1 year ago #21

#23
Well, you know me my friend! Always one to go...off tangent! Your words always bring light!!

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#25
Great comment my friend Fay Vietmeier. Good Lord- The Two Lisa(s) commenting and what rich thoughts shall emerge.

Fay Vietmeier

Fay Vietmeier

1 year ago #19

Lisa Vanderburg You give two perfect examples of halting the clock For the birth of a child ... to savor For catastrophe ... "frozen" watching it unfold: pondering why ... praying it out of existence (makes me think of 9-11 ... seeing that 2nd plane hit the tower ... and then watching them crumble ... Moments "frozen" ... against a gloriously blue sky ... in my mind's eye

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#10
Dear Oswaldo Enrique Diaz Delgado I certainly enjoyed your example and view of freezing time. This is reflected in your writing "justifies the cause of a human being who in his own similarity signs a contract where he will be a good disciple, this feeling I deepen and internalize from the great value of the frozen time that a human being has been waiting for at least one day of work per week". Good point

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#22
Well, dear Lisa Vanderburg and there is no harm in expanding the meaning of a familiar term. I enjoyed your hydration example n particular because you remind me of people saved from sinking in waters. Till we rescue them, they are frozen from life. I appreciate your kind words.

Lisa Vanderburg L

Lisa Vanderburg

1 year ago #16

Great thoughts, dear Ali \ud83d\udc1d Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee! Frozen time (moments), to me anyhoo, are usually reserved for catastrophe or the birth of my children. It also reminds me of the idea of dehydrated water...what do you add to hydrate it? Yet you take chaos and turn it to cohesion. Love that! 'Order' is altogether too dull!

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

I thank you both dears Franci\ud83d\udc1dEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador for your re-sharing the post.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#19
You bring two main thoughts to the discussions Preston \ud83d\udc1d Vander Ven. The first one is "Focusing our time can slow or even speed up time". You remind me of The Observer Effect of time and this is a great new observation that hasn't been studied thoroughly. The more we observe time,the more we change it. The second thought is referenced in your line about ruins in Egypt. Time goes on, but the temples remain the same. Very smart comment indeed.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#10
#11 There is an idea in your comment to consider further dear Oswaldo Enrique Diaz Delgado, This is your writing:Imagine Dr. knowing that justifies the cause of a human being who in his own similarity signs a contract where he will be a good disciple, this feeling I deepen and internalize from the great value of the frozen time that a human being has been waiting for at least one day of work per week.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#16
I called it sweet postponement in emulation of sweet stress. That is low levels of stress that keep us producing. I could have called it sweet procrastination as well.

Fay Vietmeier

Fay Vietmeier

1 year ago #11

#14
Ali \ud83d\udc1d Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee I love what you said: "sweet deferment Vs procrastination" "to pause sometimes and act SOON later" ... a seeming oxymoron

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#13
`Thank you Roberto De la Cruz Utria. You raise a great issue- in being buried in a crowd of ideas it is the time to stop and smell their flowers. Yes, in pausing to think we might see what we haven't seen before.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#12
Dear Fay Vietmeier I thoroughly enjoyed reading your comment. I loved the postponement of fertility idea. One way to consider this is that the decision is the same- to have a baby.It is the timing of the decision that changed. Apparently, this deferment of not acting now not only increases sometimes upon fertility of ideas and work; it also our production of "babies". This is what I shall call "sweet deferment". It is unlike procrastination which only defers us from completing what we should be doing now. AS for the story of Joshua it is spot on again. But the idea is still superb- to pause sometimes and act soon later. You made me smile with the Fem initials. Well. in such short time spans life occurs and you fill our minds with new thoughts, I am glad that you enjoyed the outcome of your inspiration resulting in this post.

Fay Vietmeier

Fay Vietmeier

1 year ago #8

Ali \ud83d\udc1d Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee I am honored my dear Professor to have inspired β€œFreezing Time” ... beautiful image you choose for the writing ;~) You hit this bee like a nail with your words: The β€œpile of ideas pile up and end up in writing posts that were never in their plans” I find "bantering with bees" to be an unending well-spring of inspiration … especially when bantering with one of β€œthe best of bees” … who is a β€œwindmill of IDEAS & creativity” Who knew? … how very interesting what you mention here: β€œThe freezing of time may render time to be like a fragile solid and these easily broken into femtoseconds” Truly this bee has a SMILE … my initials are β€œfem” 2) In this sense β€œfreezing life” is β€œfreezing time” Another thought occurs to me with the freezing of eggs & sperm for the possibility of future life (I have a friend who’s daughter & husband just did this because she is being treated for breast cancer with chemo & radiation & they did this in the hope of being able to have a child in the future) 3) In our beck & forth of comments in The Covering: I mentioned you while pondering the freezing of time” … β€œThe sun stood still” ... … there is one instance in Scripture when God froze the time in a day for Joshua In the book of Joshua (chapter 10) β€œthe sun stands still” 12 On the day the LORD gave the Amorites over to Israel, Joshua said to the LORD in the presence of Israel: β€œSun, stand still over Gibeon, and you, moon, over the Valley of Aijalon.” 13 So the sun stood still, and the moon stopped … The sun stopped in the middle of the sky and delayed going down about a full day. 14 There has never been a day like it before or since, a day when the LORD listened to a human being.”

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#7
Dear Oswaldo Enrique Diaz Delgado I like the way you used freeze time in your comment. You wrote that the wild kingdom of unanswered questions freezes sacred moments of life. In its connotation: In time of the right actions they are frozen to wait for the right moment that will make them reborn their own virtues to be called birth ideas. Yes, fear freezes the moment and what do we do during this period is important.Do we freeze into fragile glass? Or, do we freeze to hibernate? Your comment throws many questions in my head.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#6
Dear Oswaldo Enrique Diaz Delgado I enjoyed your comment and in particular this part. Time shelters us with pleasant moments; It takes us in microseconds from our thoughts, feelings and much more, it is vital, it is everything that connects us with origins while pointing out golden years to commemorate life cycles with shared joys. Yes, the microseconds that take us from our thoughts to act. Sometimes, time scale is too narrow to notice it.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#4
The motion in your comment propels me to write more dear Debasish Majumder. I thank you also for your great support by sharing the post.

Debasish Majumder

Debasish Majumder

1 year ago #4

in correspond with water and fire, i would like to add the motion which actually propels to even writer to write and acts as the sole agent for all changes to manifest. however excellent buzz sir Ali \ud83d\udc1d Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee! enjoyed read and shared. thank you for the buzz sir.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#2
I fully agree. I thank you also for sharing the post Pascal Derrien

Pascal Derrien

Pascal Derrien

1 year ago #2

Pause is an EXTREMLY powerful tool

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

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