I LIVE in three time zones simultaneously, and I don't mean Eastern Central and Pacific. I mean the past, the present and the future. The television news is on, Venn's at his lab, and I'm reading Auctions & Acquisitions, one of the trade mags in my field. People and their property ;often get separated. Or people want to keep their assets hidden. Nothing 1B ever lost, but continents and centuries sometimes get in the way. Uniting people and possessions; it's like matching orphaned socks, :through time.
Mukherjee, Bharati, The Holder of the World (an extract), Kunapipi, 6(1), 1984.