Pointing out the obvious, Smokey the Bear doesn't issue permits for forest fires yet the reality of a fire season is becoming the norm for many communities. What happens when it's no longer a "season" and burns all year-round??
Time as talisman is an object of our affection, shaping how we "feel" about metaphysics and the metaphors that move us, inspire us and motivate us towards something better. Perfection is the ideal and Plato is, 'good a place as any' to start.