The man in the twisty hat appears in my mind at times…. he is mumbling in a low deep voice, and I have always imagined going to his house for coffee, with other homeless people. The man who stops Father time is a man who exists outside time, a timeless place. A man who can stop even God, because he has free will.
They say there are two merlins, and perhaps these are my interpretations of two Gods. A duality if you will, one that starts time and one that stops time.
Father time is a figure who is born of time, and is of time itself, unable to stop himself. The man in the twisty hat is a man that sees all, to me.