Thales taught that the first word was water,
and out of that word sprang a natural cause,
giving birth to an elemental science.
In using a pool of water to see their own faces, they can look for as long as they desire but touching obscures the image. It is becoming to others to turn their backs on nature in search of lost time.
Knowing the premium time to focus on is difficult because they are all the same.
Which is more rewarding: the past, the present, or the future?
Is like asking: which person is more crucial: a parent, a lover, or a child?
A child's gaze into its parent's eyes are the reflection they can touch,
and in moving their children towards themselves,
inform which lovers should take them away.