“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us, we were all going direct to Heaven, we were all going direct the other way…”, Charles Dickens.
In this quote, Charles is referring to the present by comparing two extremes. Now why is this strange…why is it so different…? It is strange because we refer to the present as not the future, and not the past; we refer to it as the point of “time” where it is just in between. But then the question of “what is time?” arises. In reality time is constant, it is never changing, and so is space. Both intertwined with each other, meaning that there is no beginning or end. For example; if you were to open your refrigerator and look at an egg, there is noting unusual about that egg, you know that the egg came from a chicken which came from a farm etc..etc. But say you’re talking about the universe, say you said that the Big Bang was the creation of our universe, that still doesn’t mean that the Big Bang was the beginning, nor was it the beginning of the end. Time is something beyond our comprehension, it is the ultimate constant and never ending. It was the best of times…it was the worst of times…it was the present.