A Bolt of Lightening as the Present Moment

In our horizontal models of time and movement, our image of the sediments of time, our expression of “down” through history and “up” through evolution, the vertical pole becomes the continuous present, the connecting thread, the simultaneous, perpetual “now” that we are living at this instant and have always lived. It is the single point that, when displaced becomes the line, becomes the surface, becomes the solid forms of our world and minds, and that, without the imparted energy of movement (time) or the direction of movement (space), becomes the point once more, a process incremented by our breath as we each recapitulate its great form in the course of our individual journey.
— Bill Viola