Aphorism No. 642

No matter who you are, whence you come, or what you want to accomplish, you have only one true adversary, next to whom all other rivals recede, unworthy of mention and further thought. Just one undeniable enemy, who only on the rarest of occasions can be defeated or maybe even made an ally. And that antagonist is time.

Aphorism No. 640

The past is the place in spacetime where we reside forever in the white light of a future we will never need to face, neither alive nor dead, but all the same embedded in existence with the knowledge of the universe and the ancient wisdom it whispers.