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  Alphabets
by Lonnie Hicks
Tuesday, March 30, 2010
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Musings


In my mind rambles
ideas which seek to unscramble
to grant me clear consistency
but the more I try to wrangle
ideas about Physics and Religion
the more they metamorphosize
into same and similar.

The more I learn about anything
the less I know about the whole
of any and all disciplines;
so I succumb to debates about
crossing T's and I's
while forgetting my alphabet.

For example, if I take my own name
and examine it minutely,
space and letter
nano-space by nano-space
I cannot ever
see a whole word or letter.

Therefore, I come away nameless and confused.

So if I wish to learn the whole
of any disciple or subject-area

best not to get too smart about
the spaces between the alphabetical letters..

Yet, and this my conundrum, no letter
ever makes sense
unless there are spaces between Alpha and Omega.
So, too, music is a relationship between the sound and silences-
too much sound or silence is ultimately just noise and incomprehensible.

So in my mind rambles all these inconsistencies-
what about yours?
So we have the letters of an alphabet, and the spaces in between the letters
which are necessary to understand the words they form combining as they do with these empty spaces in between, much like silence and sound form musical meanings.
From this relationship we form the words and ultimately sentences, but note sentences alone do not form coherent paragraphs or pages for that matter ultimately a book.
So what is the moral here?

Pay attention to the background as well as the foreground, the seen and unseen since only from these relationships can we glean, true meaning; so we now come full circle, my physics focuses on the foreground and the seen, and religion stresses the background and the unseen, and both must be understood if we are to glean from this life any true meaning.

 See the link below which gives experimental evidence of the relationship between seen and unseen as the brain itself organizes the two.

Other experiments are present there as well.

 http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/42982961/ns/technology_and_science-science/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Reviewed by J Howard 9/7/2012
i have not been reading in AD for quite some time now, oh what i have missed! another super read. thanks! thanks! i smiled thinking of you and reflecting on the rest of us...confused!
Reviewed by Odin Roark 5/19/2012
Reading this piece took me back to my first visit to MOMA after being away from NY for a long time... missing it after living there for 13 years. I sad down on a bench and gazed, transfixed on a Pollock painting and found a similar conundrum of thinking how the artist determined his connection of dots, just as you have outlined in erudite fashion the challenge of determining letters, spaces, words and that universal inspiration you use music to exemplify: silence. A well placed nudge for we writer to avoid those with pompous answers, and seek out the often labeled pariahs with questions. Thank you for the exploration.
Reviewed by Christine Tsen 3/20/2011
Illuminating and meaningful musing, Lonnie!
Most of the volume in an atom or any matter for that matter is comprised of empty space I suppose. I'm better at understanding the unseen for some reason, and not quite smart enough for the seen. You have reflected brilliantly on it all here ;-)
Christine

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