|Femke De Vries
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Pictures taken in Rome July 2012.
Non (Dutch for Nun)
A prefix meaning “not,” freely used as an English formative, usually with a simple negative force as implying mere negation or absence of something (rather than the opposite or reverse of it, as often expressed by un-1 ): nonadherence; noninterference; nonpayment; nonprofessional.
1. indicating negation nonexistent
2. indicating refusal or failure noncooperation
3. indicating exclusion from a specified class of persons or things nonfiction
4. indicating lack or absence, esp of a quality associated with what is specified nonobjective nonevent.
"Of course. There's no hurry here, Doctor. This is a landscape without time." (p.14)
Ventress had referred to the Mattare forests as a landscape without time, and perhaps part of its appeal for Sanders was that there at last he might be free from the questions of motive and identity that were bound up with his sense of time and the past. (p.15)
Here we have always associated movement with life and the passage of time, but from my experience in the forest near Mont Royal I know that all motion leads inevitable to death, and that time is its servant. (p.74)
There the transfiguration of all living and inanimate forms occurs before our eyes, the gift of immortality a direct consequense of the surrender by each of us of our own physical and temporal identities. (p.154)
(The Crystal World, J.G.Ballard, 1966)
Again came the blank of a pause: the clock struck eight strokes (p.375)
(Jane Eyre, Charlotte Bronte, 1847)