NOTE FROM LB
Recently someone asked me about my wife. He wanted to know “what kind of person” she was. For me, being a writer means – among other things – always trying to use the fewest possible words, so my reply was brief. “Her hobby is quantum mechanics.” Which immediately brought to mind this related contemplation:
The Scientific Method
by Larry Brody
“The observation of a phenomenon
Alters that phenomenon,” so say the
Ph.D.s. “Anything that can
Happen, will. Light behaves like a wave,
Or a particle, or neither, or both, and
Life flows, or spurts, or neither, or all.”
To those who say you can be all you want,
Benevolent laws of nature say, “Amen.”
To those who say to abandon all hope,
Malignant orders say, “You bet!”
In a time—all times and none—and a
Place—all places and nowhere at all—with
Nothing—and everything, lest we forget
—To believe, I find strange comfort
In this new truth: I am at the mercy of the atom.
Quantum physics reigns.
Larry Brody is the head dood at TVWriter™. He is posting at least one poem a week here at TVWriter™ because, as the Navajo Dog herself once pointed out, “Art has to be free. If you create it for money, you lose your vision, and yourself.” She said it shorter, though, with just a snort.