Past, present, and future, is a conceptual way of speaking about time and being. Our existence is a past, present, and future kind of existence, yet, past, present, and future aren’t immutable facts. But before we go further, consider how our current notions of time actually play out. Instead of three kinds of time, it’s more the case that it really splits into two: a past/present and a present/future kind of time. We are never really in the present—mostly it’s as if we’re floating between the past and the future. We are localized in the present, yes, but our overlay—our relationship to the present—is never just the present itself, it’s either the past/present or the present/future. Of the two, the pull invariably is for the past/present.