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Human Figured Clock - 
A patron of the New York City Ballet stands on a photograph on linoleum flooring that features over 80 dancers arranged in an array of poses at the David H Koch Theatre at the Lincoln Centre in New York yesterday. It was the work of French-born artist J R   (AP photo)

Human Figured Clock - 

A patron of the New York City Ballet stands on a photograph on linoleum flooring that features over 80 dancers arranged in an array of poses at the David H Koch Theatre at the Lincoln Centre in New York yesterday. It was the work of French-born artist J R   (AP photo)

What happened to “the now”?

We are living in a culture entirely hypnotized by the illusion of time, in which the so-called present moment is felt as nothing but an infinitesimal hairline between an all-powerfully causative past and an absorbingly important future. We have no present. Our consciousness is almost completely preoccupied with memory and expectation. We do not realize that there never was, is, nor will be any other experience than present experience. We are therefore out of touch with reality. We confuse the world as talked about, described, and measured with the world which actually is. We are sick with a fascination for the useful tools of names and numbers, of symbols, signs, conceptions and ideas.

Alan Watts