Bronze, 26 x 49.5 x 2 inches

a point in time

A particular moment, as in 'At no point in time had they decided to leave the country', or 'The exact point in time when he died has not been determined.' Critics say this usage is wordy, since in most cases either point or time, along a continuum will suffice. The reference however has survived since the mid-1700s. And then...there are T.S. Eliot's words about the still point.

a still point in time

What must it be like being in the 'eye' of a storm?...when things seem to be standing still - not moving forward, nor going backward? Is it like now, when the world can feel suspended in this still point in time? Is that what T.S. Eliot was speaking of in the following excerpt of his poem, Burnt Norton?
BURNT NORTON, an excerpt
"At the still point of the turning world. Neither flesh nor fleshless;
Neither from nor towards; at the still point, there the dance is,
But neither arrest nor movement. And do not call it fixity,
Where past and future are gathered. Neither movement from nor towards,
Neither ascent nor decline. Except for the point, the still point,
There would be no dance, and there is only the dance."
a global storm
The idea of being IN the eye of a global storm - politically, culturally, economically, environmentally (all represented in the bronze), seems a fitting topic to contemplate at this brief point in time. The EYE of a storm is quiet - not going forward, nor going backward. It is a time that precedes the tumultuous chaos that will follow. But it will pass. It WILL pass. And then... another storm will come, giving another generation time to pause and reflect, in the quiet of the 'eye', that "still point of the turning world".