P-Value

I was the one born. He died.
I went to college. Then we met.
Two children. A grandchild. It’s all probability.
My story, all our stories, will end.
Probably, no calculation for randomness and choices. 

Photo: Mikhail Nilov

A p-value is a real thing used mostly in finance as a measure of the probability that an observed difference could have occurred just by random chance.

Volunteers

At the garden edges, the volunteer seedlings

grow on their own despite my human

weeding deliberations at order, symmetry and control.

Thankfully not reliably identical to their parents.

Volunteers try modestly to change the world.

 

Lychnis coronaria Rose Campion

 

Time’s Arrow

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.

time

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