In Babylon Themes

Marcel Moring
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Time and Regret

The Hollanders have been associated with time since Chaim Levi began making clocks and passed on his skills to his descendants. Nathan continues that association when he tries to condense time in a history of the family. Möring, in his interview for HarperCollins online, explains the connection between time and regret, noting, “sometimes I have the feeling that life is all about time and us trying to get a hold on it. And we always fail. In the end time defeats us.” Nathan expresses the same sentiment when he tells Nina, “just before your time runs out you realize that you should have been better prepared, that you could have made more out of it if only you'd started sooner and now it's too late.” The regret that Nathan feels at his age prompts him to try and find a stronger connection between himself...

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