Bergson was the first who managed to understand the essence of time. He threw away watches and claimed that duration is the only way of approaching knowledge of the absolute and real life. Through duration determinism becomes an impossibility and freewill mobility.
Proust was searching for lost time. In the moments of nibbling a Madeleine cake he discovered a place which exists beyond our presence and is not subject to the world where one can measure time by minutes, seconds or years. With the Madeleine he recalled memories and drowned them into the timelessness of existence. In the place beyond sorrow, matter, death.
We are all Flying Dutchman’s, from wherever, condemned (forever and alone?) to sail our own seas.