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Moment to moment - shadows of echoes of memories of songs
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Moment to moment
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truecatachresis From: truecatachresis Date: July 1st, 2008 03:20 pm (UTC) (Link)
Surely, "arrive momentarily" can ONLY mean "in a moment", as an arrival has no duration; it doesn't matter how long something may remain, it will still have arrived at a precise point in time, and after that point regardless of departure, it will still have arrived.

Of course, in another way of looking at it, arrival is ALWAYS for a moment, precisely because of my previous argument. In which case, using "momentarily" for that purpose would be tautologous, and therefore the other reading must be assumed.
j4 From: j4 Date: July 1st, 2008 03:42 pm (UTC) (Link)
I think what you're trying to say is:
Time present and time past
Are both perhaps present in time future,
And time future contained in time past.
If all time is eternally present
All time is unredeemable.
What might have been is an abstraction
Remaining a perpetual possibility
Only in a world of speculation.
What might have been and what has been
Point to one end, which is always present.


Or vice versa.
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