May’s theme is time. . .
1.the system of those sequential relations that any event has to any other, as past, present, or future; indefinite and continuous duration regarded as that in which events succeed one another.
2.duration regarded as belonging to the present life as distinct from the life to come or from eternity; finite duration.
3.(sometimes initial capital letter) a system or method of measuring or reckoning the passage of time:
mean time; apparent time; Greenwich Time.
4.a limited period or interval, as between two successive events:
a long time.
5.a particular period considered as distinct from other periods:
Youth is the best time of life.