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.
Latin vaccinus, from vacca “cow” because of
early use of cowpox virus against smallpox.
I remember the massive Sabin oral vaccine
for polio first developed by Jonas Salk.
Vaccines stimulate the production of antibodies
provide immunity against one or several diseases
using disease to treat without inducing disease.
“Our greatest responsibility,” said Dr. Salk Vaccine,
“is to be good ancestors.” We too
use our life to inoculate against life.
One was written by a believer, 1632 –
Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems –
really an argument between the Catholic Church
and Galileo, convicted of heresy for saying
that Earth is not the Universe’s center.
Beyond my physics, matter our exact opposite.
Anti-atoms, anti-solar systems meeting in mutual annihilation.
This dark morning I am a positron,
identical, but traveling an opposite path now.
Anti-universe, warped mirror. Something oddly familiar ahead.
Though we are now very far apart,
I feel connected to you again like
Einstein’s “spooky action at a distance” but
I have no scientific explanation for it –
no fear of the darkness of ghosts.
[For more about the science of entanglement and why Einstein viewed it as “spooky,” see my post at Weekends in Paradelle.]