Consider our universe but with only two particles, say two protons. Inevitably they would orbit mutually about one another. As such, the time evolution of this trivial system would be cyclic, forever repeating their monotonous movement. This suggests that time is not absolute. It may not even be relevant. Oh, but wait. Don't protons have the potential for decay? So, the action of decay confounds the otherwise cyclic nature of even complex systems. It acts to introduce a stochastic non-reversible characteristic to the system - leading to time being absolute. Regardless of how long this may take, doesn't decay give evidence of the real existence of absolute time?