June 18, 2022 - Reading time: ~1 minute
All time exists. That is the truth beyond the legends the epopts tell. If the future did not exist now, how could we journey toward it? If the past does not exist still, how could we leave it behind us? In sleep the mind is encircled by its time, which is why we so often hear the voices of the dead there, and receive intelligence of things to come.

—Merryn,
The Claw of the Conciliator, Chapter XXXI,
Gene Wolfe