Very little imagination is required. Distance is a non-thing, and we have eyes to not see it. Spatial distance exists in that it does not exist. Time does not, as we incorrectly surmise, belong to space properly, but to each and every object in space. Time hyphenates energy. Energy and or matter cannot maintain static location within the non-thing of spatial distance, because distance has no points, therefore things constantly “move or slip towards a non-existent center” and this movement is “TIME”. That is my definition of time, and there is no “space-time”, but rather there is matter-space-time and the time belongs to matter and is an aspect of the division of being. Albert’s doubts about “spacetime” were well founded. He was no “block-head”! Time is matter’s hyphen. Other than hyphenation, all is one.
Each clock in space is wrapped in its own time bubble. Space has only that time which encompasses objects. Space has no time of its own, except that which surrounds matter and energy. The markings on our clocks are evenly distributed and between those things is infinitely divisible “space”, but the time belongs to the things and not to the spatial distance. Space has no need for Time.
The present cosmos “came from” the ALL, and Time is a property of that division. Nothingness is not the only ineffable. Is-ness is also ineffable. The “All” is always enough, and yet it is also never enough, and so it goes… Bang, Bang, bang… and the engine is the sound the engine makes! Multiplicity is inherent to being, order is inherent to oneness, and all of this is fundamental.