I've been circling the paradox of time in daily readings of Peter Kreeft. He specifically contrasts Chronos with Kairos - both Greek words with time implications. Chronos (Father time) is the sequential and quantitative measure of time while Kairos is the qualitative and undetermined period of time (a time in between) - a time in which something special happens.
Memories (which have recently dominated my time) are a time shift. "Memory gives a second life, a supernatural life to the past... it changes the meaning of the past; it transcends the law of cause and effect."
I liked his concept of the Flood of Time overwhelming the Dike of Memory.Memories are magically charming as they are re-painted in the present over and over again.