Alan separately wrote novels in a diary form, which is intriguing. Every diary states one dream about time.
Here is some dreams that I would like to talk about.
Time is a flow of water, individuals who are carried to the past fear that any change they make in the past could have drastic consequences for the future. Have you ever been in the situation where you are pretty sure it’s the first time it happened in your life but you are surprisingly familiar with the scene in front of you and you even kinda have a sense of what’s gonna happen next? I have this feeling all the time, and it’s even more interesting when I finished the chapter, cause somehow I could think myself as the individual that was carried to the past.
Time has three dimensions, leading to three perpendicular futures. This point is also interesting. I think a lot about what if I chose differently, and what would it effects my life. In my opinion, it’s something worthy to think about, it could help you to know what currently do you have, what’s those decisions give to you, and would help you figure out what you should do.
Time flows more slowly the farther from the center of earth, which changes people’s behaviour. This dream seems like more metaphorical. People who live in mountains avoid sunken regions as much as they can, to teach their children to shun other children from low elevations. It’s like they are creating social class, but I’m glad that some residents have stopped caring this, they come down to the lower world, lounge under the trees, swim leisurely in the lakes and roll on level ground, those people just more enjoy themselves.
We are so familiar with time, but sometimes time is so strange, it can make illusions. I would read the whole book, cause it’s just satisfying to imagine time in so different dimensions.