Friday, October 23, 2009

Time, Wondrous Time

Blog Post # 5:

My mind has become a void. And in that void, nothingness is encased.

So, what about TIME? Is it asymmetrical, as is entropy?

Or is it all in somewhat in balance, as a palindrome?

Perhaps time is an illusion, the direct result of memory.

Or perhaps memory is a reality, the direct result of time.

It is widely known that many of the laws of physics work in backwards-moving time much like they work in forwards-moving time.
(A ball tossed upwards in a gravity-field in a vacuum decelerates as it ascends at the same rate that it accelerates as it then descends.)

Yet this is not always the case. For example, entropy -- the tendency of a "system" (science talk) to go from order to disorder -- is usually uni-directional. A system CAN go from disorder to order, however, is there is an intent by some organizing "machine" to do so.
(Us, not me, cleaning our houses, for example.)

So, maybe consciousness -- the force of observation in the universe -- is a form of reverse-directional time. It remembers. It orders the chaos. It composes the music and poetry and paints the pictures.


Switching gears, slightly.

E = MC-squared.

In other words (tell me if you have heard this before):

Einstein = Mankind's Coolest Square.


Speaking of squares, I have to say that I am a square, yet I am a NONconforming square.

Let's review the facts of my nonconformity, shall we? The don'ts:

I don't drink much.

I don't smoke.

I don't have a job (by intention)....

because I am crazy,

and because I don't like money much.

I don't drive.

I don't dress well.

I don't keep my place that clean.

I don't have a girlfriend (because of the above stuff, mostly. But this is also intentional somewhat.)

I don't want to get married.

I don't want to have children.

I don't watch TV.

I don't use a cell-phone.

I don't eat meat.

On and on. Don't don't don't...

But I am happy the way I am.
(Or at least I THINK I'm happy. By the way, if you THINK you are happy, aren't you REALLY happy?!)

Leroy Quet


strangerland said...

I like your blog. I post on math, art mysticism, and stuff like that although my most recent posts have been strictly on math. Cheers

Christie said...

What a beautiful bit about time/consciousness.

I just thought of something sort of related that seems funny. I set all the clocks in our house to slightly different times. Certain, key clocks (alarm clock, kitchen clock) are set different amounts of minutes ahead. It's a whole system I've devised in order to prevent chaos (the chaos of oversleeping, being late, etc). But the system itself suddenly seems so chaotic! (especially to Robert, who is always demanding, "No, what time is it, REALLY?") Ha! A system that's moving in both directions at once, maybe?