I blame evan_nicholas
for readdicting me to Simon and Garfunkel.
"Old Friends, Bookends Theme" reminds me of so many people. "The Dangling Conversation" always gets to me, maybe because I find it easier to express myself in writing than vocally.
Every time I post here, I feel like I'm a different person. Not in a pathological way, mind you. It's just that with each day you can feel a little part of yourself turning inwards and getting woven into the fabric of existence and then some new pattern emerges and becomes altered in another interaction with some other person or their life product. The sheer amount of messages we come across is staggering - one of my e-mail accounts hast literally 1300 e-mails, and that number grows each other. And I'm only 19 as of very soon, and I can only imagine how many more messages will be passed, more lives (mostly my own, but I hope others, too) that will be altered when in contact with each other, however briefly.
Something of st_crispins
from "Uncertainty Principle" that always stuck with me:Remember that Heisenberg's so-called "uncertainty principle" is less a question of uncertainty than indeterminacy. That is, the problem is not that a property has a definite value unknown to the researcher, but that a property may have no definite value at all. It is always in flux, and can be affected by various operations, such as the mere act of observation.
Human beings are in constant flux as well. And we are not always what we appear to be: we are often quite a bit more. Just as Einstein demonstrated that light can have particle-like properties, de Broglie showed that matter can have the properties of a wave. Wave and particle; particle and wave. Which nature becomes apparent depends upon the circumstances --- such as when the waves from two sources pass through the same region of space. Then, they are likely to interfere with one another, and the particle nature of one becomes more apparent...
Which form is apparent at any particular moment --- well, just as in physics, that depends upon the circumstances. But in the end, isn't that what the nature of all good and true friendship is ultimately about?
, I'm nowhere near as clever as I pretend to be.