In string theory, all particles are vibrations on a tiny rubber band; physics is the harmonies on the string; chemistry is the melodies we play on vibrating strings; the universe is a symphony of strings, and the 'Mind of God' is cosmic music resonating in 11-dimensional hyperspace.
Connective strings today.
String Theory Relationships
by Kelli Russell Agodon
The essential idea is this — the man you love is connected to you
no matter what, but he’s also connected to the woman
down the street with the small dog that barks at the lilacs,
and she’s connected to the cashier at the market who’s a bit rough
with your grapes, but he thinks you’re ten years younger than you are
and he gives you free saltwater taffy and calls you
darling — but he also calls her darling, and her dog
darling, and the man you love along with the grapes.
The essential idea is this — all objects are composed of vibrating anxieties
— everyone wants a window or aisle seat and no one wants to sit...
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A short poem from Alicia Ostriker:
The secret shape of this book is a parachute
all the lines leading to the person hanging there
drifting on the wind and always falling
waiting for the mists to clear
[Thought that would be a good prompt -- "The secret shape of ________ is a ___________"]
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