A few months ago, I read a poem by Wislawa Szymborska (here), and I loved the ending lines:
Time deserves an honorable mention here,
as it stopped midway
and left something for later.
I went back to these lines during a recent visit to Aurangabad, Ajanta and Ellora to see the cave sculptures and paintings created so many centuries ago. Some of the pictures my wife took, in black and white, are really beautiful, and really do speak a thousand words.
Any captions from me would be pointless. There are many wonderful guides online that can tell great stories about these and other marvels at Ajanta.
I look forward to more visits to these caves before Time starts his slow but inexorable process of destruction once again.