“Winter is coming...”—Ned Stark in Game of Thrones
WINTER is coming, life will freeze—not literally, of course. Metaphorically, humans will be formed in non-fluid blocks; no longer flexible, creative and changing; voluntarily or not, they will be put into boxes with a fixed label. “I was destined as X, and cannot get free.”
And time is not seen as a river current, something changing and changed. Time is considered to be something that—like water below zero Celsius—i...