If I had to buy into a notion of time, I don’t think of it as a straight line, and it’s not exactly a cycle either, because it never returns to the same place twice. The visualisation I think of is a helix; it’s moving into somewhere
we’ve never been before, but at the same time it’s spiralling round in a way that we’re touching back on things that we’ve seen in the past. In that sense, endings are a perfect time to reflect about where we fit in
things. I don’t mean to be endlessly quoting dead English poets, but T S Eliot in the Four Quartets, in Little Gidding, writes ‘We shall not cease from exploration. And the end of all our exploring will be to arrive
where we started and know the place for the first time’.
'End of Time'Paul Saffo
Interviewed by Philip Goodfellow
Images from Jonathan's End of Time series featured alongside this Paul Saffo interview in 125 Magazine