Gee, Willow... We have an unrepeatable equivolent of that "pot stirrer" thing where I come from... (LMAO!)
Confidentially, I have been known in several past places of employment as a "boat rocker" -- which, I gather, is pretty much the same thing!
Time -- past, present and future, huh?
Hmmmm................. Well -- (this is where it gets REALLY "esoteric" for my part...) When I think about it, I pretty much view "past", "present" and "future" all as the same thing. I think these delinations that are made by calling it by these names were probably pretty much the invention of some "linear thinker" somewhere...
I can tell ya, I'm a heckuvalot more "circular" of a thinker than that... (which results in me chasing my tail, oft times...lol...)
The more I read and study about "quantum physics", the more I'm inclined to believe (as I did, initially, with no outside input at all -- as a child) that what is true in the universe on a "macro scale" is also true of time...
I mean, novas explode -- resulting in stars. Outwards from these, planets, asteroids, natural satellites, comets, etc. expand and move away -- ever moving further and further away from their "sun". Then, after countless eons, these bodies grow colder, shrink and then are drawn ever closer back into their dying star -- smaller and smaller, denser and denser, until a black hole is formed and all disappears into it; only to -- at some point in time in the vast future -- become so dense and so compacted that the whole thing starts again with a vast explosion outward, forming, once again, planets, asteroids, natural satellites, comets, etc.
My personal belief, if that's what you're asking, is that time follows pretty much the same pattern.
What is "future" becomes "present", what is "present" becomes "past" -- and so is the way that "future" become "past". The more I think about it, I think that, in some way, there might also be a mechanism by which "past", then, becomes "future"....
(Oh no! I might just have talked myself into "predestination"!! -- Boy, I AM good... ;o) )
"Don't MAKE me get my flying monkeys!"