The bible tells us there is a season and a time "for everything under the sun." If so then, time is more about the seasons, and the rising and setting of the sun than a minute by minute construct. Taken in this way, with a longer, wider view, we may see more wholly the days pass. Are we to dissolve into our lives and grow into ourselves, the self that we are meant to become? Time then is no punishment. It's just time. How will we live within it? What will we say at its end, when the events of life overtake at last?