On a digital watch we see the time right now. no doubt, however on the older watches (analogs) we could see the time now, what is was before, and what is to come.
A useful thing
A much more broader perspective.
Such a look at the passing of time offers us more clarity.
This is similar to how we view history.
History informs us of the past, explains the present, and past events provide the groundwork for the future.
Yet, so many times we get caught up in current events, we forget context and adopt the narrow view.
- I paraphrased David McCullough's words from "The American Spirit, Who We Are and What We Stand For".
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