The first days of summer are easily the best days of the year for me. Extreme heat and sunshine guarantee a shift of pace and attitude that remind me of my childhood. One can fairly argue that a summer afternoon in the Deep South is the equivalent of 100 years.  Time stands still. I now understand what that time-standing-still feeling is about. The feeling that time has slowed or stopped is linked with the timeless dimension of Zero State. The name of the state says it all: in the state of nothingness, Zero, there is no time. This is the…