The thought and ideas behind the concept of the ‘The long now’ or ‘The thick present’ are rich with philosophical and psychological components for me. The ways in which Time is thought of, recorded, and experienced transient. Our concept of time in current times, is relatively new and was created with the advent and popularization of travel, specifically train travel. As people traveled more and more to further ends of the earth in shorter time frames, it became necessary to have a standardized way of telling time. Before this there were multiple ways in which we navigated through our lives. The rising of the sun, watching the tides, following the seasons, are all the most common examples, but there are also ways of telling time based on when flowers open or close their petals, or when certain animals eat, sleep or migrate. These past ways of telling time interest me as they seem more in tune and connected to the natural world as compared to today’s world with our man-made domination of even time.