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The Kairos Tree

Today's post is all about the time, and timing.  Yesterday we set our clocks ahead for Daylight Savings Time, an event which I personally find quite exhilarating because it marks the change from a Winter mentality to a Spring mentality.

 

The ancient Greeks had two concepts of time:  Chronos refers to chronological or sequential time, precise time, minutes, seconds, etc., while kairos refers more to timing, the right or opportune moment to act, or perhaps more accurately, the supreme moment.  This painting presents the concept of those supreme moments growing organically, from a tree of wisdom.  

 

To view this painting in greater detail please click here:

http://stevenjsimmons.com/images/the-kairos-tree

 


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