Peeling an onion and time

Recently I’ve been involved in an exchange having to do with the sort order of past events. I like reverse chronological, but others feel they should be listed chronologically. That the timeline goes in one direction only. I disagree.

An onion is a product of time. It starts out small and day after day gets bigger. When you peel an onion you’re really peeling back those layers of time in reverse chronological order. The most recent layers on the outside, the oldest in the center. Likewise, past events are layered from oldest to newest. So to jump to a list of past events in chronological order is akin to peeling an onion from the center out.

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