Gazing vacantly, it is not unnatural to see the water as flowing from above to below, but there is no inconsistency in seeing the water as standing still and the bridge as flowing by.
I have a different sense of time. I hope, as the days go by, that I will be able to experience a day as a year.
When I go to the fields or the orchard I say to myself: make no promises, forget about yesterday, do not think about tomorrow, put sincere effort into each day’s work and leave no footprints here on earth. I am happy simply to work joyfully on my farm, which to me is the Garden of Eden.
Masanobu Fukuoka from „The One-Straw Revolution”