There is a postulated theory that Time was cognate with the Big Bang.
In this elegant supposition, time moved out from the expanding Singularity surfing the crest of the shock wave in all directions.
What we perceive as the passage of time is our conscious awareness of the continual creation of Time on its always beginning never ending way from the somewhat sudden and inexplicable inception of the Universe.
By my own calculations, today’s date was, will be, and is surfed by an inconceivably large number of planet dwellers of astonishingly varied body forms – those five-pointed star air-breathers we see in the bus, like ourselves, not excepted.
The key question is how? How do they occupy themselves as they surf it…