SPONSOR: hbkcpa.com/consultants/richard-c-morrow/ Lk 4: 18 The Lord has sent me to bring glad tidings to the poor and to proclaim liberty to captives.
Ya really gotta hand it to physicists, et al. I mean, for instance, that whole space-time continuum thing; is that a LOO LOO to explain, understand and digest or what?
Me? I'll stick to prose and grammar. Science is scary enough but to compound it with mathematics? SHUDDER.
Time is a tricky concept, IMHO. Yet, I thought if I could get a better grip on that whole space-time continuum thing, maybe I could understand a little easier why time is such a conundrum? Here's what Wikipedia revealed:
Albert Einstein proposed special relativity in 1905 but it was his teacher, Hermann Minkowski, who suggested space-time, in a 1908 essay. By most accounts. the space-time continuum (also often referred to as "String Theory") basically states: The universe can be viewed as having three space dimensions — up/down, left/right, forward/backward — and one time dimension. This 4-dimensional space is referred to as the space-time continuum. Hmm. 'Kay.
I dug a little deeper and found that Edgar Allan Poe wrote an essay on cosmology titled "Eureka" even before that (1848) which stated: "space and duration are one". I mean, he didn't explain it, per say, but dadgum it, we writers stick together, a'ight? Either way, none of it helped me decipher:
-If Christmas was a mere two weeks ago, why does it feel like it happened during the Revolutionary War?
-If my son was 12 a few years ago, how is he now entering his second semester as a college sophomore?
-How is it possible that I've been a features writer/columnist for almost 30 years now? [NOTE: I spoke this aloud today for the first time and I think all the atoms in my immediate airspace split because I couldn't breathe.] Look, it's just not feasible since I am only 39, after all...okay fine, 39 plus 12.
Rotten space-time continuum. Looks like that thing is NOT slowing down, friends, so it's up to us to do so.
As in, we need to enjoy the here and now --and the earthlings in 'em. The blessing of time is un-spooling FAST along that old String Theory, Capsice?
#TimeFlies #EnjoyEveryDay #LifeIsABlessing #Pray #Peace