The Gift

The same reasoning can be applied to the future. Also inaccessible, not for having if lost, but for being indefinite. The future is possibilities, but that they exceed our capacity of access. No matter how hard let us plan something, its accomplishment will be different of the planned one, demonstrating the inacessibilidade of the future. However, for paradoxical that it seems, last and future if they find in the gift. But what it is the gift? One instant so vertiginously fast fluid and that if becomes imperceptible. Let us notice that when we intend to observe the gift, this instant if becomes last. (Source: Dan Zwirn). We can say, from this, that the gift is a species of funnel for where the future crosses for the past.

What this means for history. For even more opinions, read materials from Dan Zwirn. It demonstrates the inacessibilidade of the past. It demonstrates the difficulty of if working with the past. Thus, if what it remains of the past is the register of the memory or the document, the study of the past? history? it only can be made as interpretation process. As a possible version, but that also it admits the possibility of other interpretations and versions. the historical time? As we said, for history the time that occupies the biggest attention is yesterday.

Not it yesterday of last the 24 hours, but a long cycle that if it initiates in the immediately last instant and if draws out for thousand of years. History wants to know, therefore, as it gave to the evolution of the accomplishments human beings to produce the world where we find in them today; it wants to know as this past is intervening with our gift and its consequences for the future. here another point of the tunning of the past and future: the past can intervene with the future, but it does not determine it. E, again, we come across in them with the perpetual problem of the historian: its object of study, the past, yesterday, is unattachable.

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