Separatists or Saints or Pilgrims traveled to
this world, a New World, first on
a leaky Speedwell then on the Mayflower
aiming for the Hudson, settling for Plymouth.
35,000,00 direct descendants came from 102 Pilgrims.
General relativity says that in our universe
causes lead to effects. Nothing travels faster
than light – but our quirkier quantum world
seems random with connections appearing seemingly instantaneosly.
I’m a pilgrim sailing on the Intuition.
The trees and bushes seem snow-covered.
A photographic effect recording some longer wavelengths
than visible light, so we see things
invisible to the eye, energy like waves,
this enviable sight, like quantum particles observed.
We came together. Collided. Connected. Transferred particles
of ourselves. Then, went in separate directions.
Yet somehow we remain connected. Quantum level.
We communicate, respond to one another despite
being light years apart in time, space.
Need more? quantamagazine.org/entanglement-made-simple
is an arrow of increasing correlations and
one’s perception is movement from known past
to unknown future, but we find randomness
that cannot be undone on this quantum walk.
Entropy increases but all the possibilities exist.
And to make an end is to make a beginning.
The end is where we start from.
For last year’s words belong to last year’s language
And next year’s words await another voice.
― T.S. Eliot, Four Quartets
I never lose sleep worrying about light.
Is it a particle or a wave?
It has a very lovely split personality.
Never saw a quark, but I believe.
Faith, even if you think it’s not.