L'impression du temps has double meaning in French, "the impression of time" and "the printing of time".
We imprint our concept of time at every detailing of daily objects. Our world view constructed from studies in astronomy to the making of artefact. We draw lines and pattern to record the changing world and from the lines projected, we predict.
Time dictates everything. The irreversibility of time gives us the sense of time flow, from simplicity to complexity, grounding us at the evolution of life.