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and the energy inside you goes round and round ….

19 Aug

swirlAccording to the kids’ song, it’s the wheels on the bus ….  but some days it’s the thoughts in your head, the feelings in your heart, and excitement in your soul that you can hardly contain as it all twirls and spins around, powered by the very force that drives the universe itself.

Research for my latest novel has me looking into particle physics, as an informed and curious lay person, and let me tell you that’s some very scary stuff. The universe? A whole, whole lot of nothing. And the little bits of something that are there? They are more waves than they are anything else. And they’re not even so much waves as they are the possibilities of waves …

It’s amazing, and it truly does make the petty arguments of this world appear even more inane. A lot of universeemptiness very wound up about how it is RIGHT and all that wave motion and nothingness over there is wrong.

I wrote x0 to examine the idea of how hating and hurting each other would be affected by being able to feel each others emotions. I still believe that empathy is the key to overcoming so much of what ails us as a species. But if empathy is hard to come by, maybe we need to require more quantum mechanics in our schools. Just one more alternative to face painting for world peace.

For more thoughts on the forces of life twirling and spinning, check out my z2 blog here as I speculate on seeing the future and check out my y1 blog here as I share some joy.

 

 

 
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8 responses to “and the energy inside you goes round and round ….

  1. Bumba

    August 20, 2013 at 1:26 AM

    There is the proposal that it’s our consciousnesses that create the universe we know. That the quantum quandary is resolved by the interaction between us and the physical world – which as you point out IS us. It’s heady stuff and I don’t understand it either, but, for me at least, the wider world view and perspective provided by modern physics adds to my feeling for life – and affects me as a writer too. So, (as I stated in my novel in a little verse prologue to a chapter) “Let the music play. Let the mathematicians sing!”

     
    • Sherrie Cronin

      August 20, 2013 at 7:59 AM

      I like that … the image of singing mathematicians is great! Yes the further one goes into physics the more one encounters the disturbing notion that the observer (you) is a key part of the process. I wrote a little about that in z2 …. and I agree it is heady stuff 🙂

       
      • Bumba

        August 20, 2013 at 10:04 AM

        Wanna exchange books? My last one – the sequel to the One Life has a lot about science – and everything else – in it.

         
  2. Sherrie Cronin

    August 22, 2013 at 10:31 PM

    I’d like to talk more about that — am finishing book four right now and can’t commit until I’m done. let me get back to you in a few weeks, okay?

     
 
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