to drift with time

"it's time.... the whole idea of time. He thought it was one thing but it was actually another. It wasn't a line but a circle. and even more it was a circle made of circles, made of circles, each lying on top of the other, so that every moment was next to every other moment, all at once. And once you knew this you couldn't unknow it. Such as now. The way he could see events as they were about to unfold as if they'd already happened because in a way, they already had."

- Justin Cronin 'the passage'