The marking of time is a practical abstraction.
Classically ordered societies are easily set to benefit from a common standard of linear progression, with invented units to provide a measurement of change.
A few cultures take special appreciation in the passing of what are decided to be larger units of time.
It is a uniquely human characteristic to be so enraptured by an invisible creation which has no effect on the rhythms of the universe, but which merely provides a limited means of definition and confined measurement.
Though the measurement of time effects only our now narrow perception, its symbology can be powerful.
Indeed the marking of time in invented units is a symbol in and of itself, pure in intention and potentially profound.
As with all things, let us not be too taken and misled by a mistaken notion that our measurement of time is truth.
Let our understanding be well reasoned and implicately appreciated in honest conjunction to the perfection of our reality.