“The past is not here, except in the reflected form of memory.
The future is not here, except in the imagined form of anticipation.
And as a consequence of that, one lives in an impoverished present.
Because the present is reduced to the hairline cross-point,
that stands between the past that is gone and the future which is not yet here.

This moment is indicated by a very thin hairline, as thin as possible to be consistent with visibility.
And that represents in a highly symbolic and significant way, the present in which most people live.”

Alan Watts