According to the kids’ song, it’s the wheels on the bus …. but some days it’s the thoughts in your head, the feelings in your heart, and excitement in your soul that you can hardly contain as it all twirls and spins around, powered by the very force that drives the universe itself.
Research for my latest novel has me looking into particle physics, as an informed and curious lay person, and let me tell you that’s some very scary stuff. The universe? A whole, whole lot of nothing. And the little bits of something that are there? They are more waves than they are anything else. And they’re not even so much waves as they are the possibilities of waves …
It’s amazing, and it truly does make the petty arguments of this world appear even more inane. A lot of emptiness very wound up about how it is RIGHT and all that wave motion and nothingness over there is wrong.
I wrote x0 to examine the idea of how hating and hurting each other would be affected by being able to feel each others emotions. I still believe that empathy is the key to overcoming so much of what ails us as a species. But if empathy is hard to come by, maybe we need to require more quantum mechanics in our schools. Just one more alternative to face painting for world peace.