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Tuesday, 25 January 2011

How to Survive: Crumbs

Albert Einstein was obviously a genius. In his book, 'Relativity', published in 1952, he writes:

"Since there exists in this four dimensional structure [space-time] no longer any sections which represent "now" objectively, the concepts of happening and becoming are indeed not completely suspended, but yet complicated. It appears therefore more natural to think of physical reality as a four dimensional existence, instead of, as hitherto, the evolution of a three dimensional existence."

In other words, he believed that the past, present and the future may not exist as a continuously flowing entity, but could all be an illusion to us because we are observing them! Albert Einstein rejected the concept of time as an absolute!

Which brings us very nicely to crumbs. These can be toast crumbs or biscuit crumbs - any crumbs.

There is a very different amount of time between these two fixed points:

Point A: You sit in front of your parent - either one is fine, but most probably your mother - while you both eat toast. You notice that there are parts of their body - the middle parts - which get covered in toast crumbs as they eat! You look down at yourself: Your body only goes straight up and down and your crumbs have fallen all over your plate, or the floor.

Point B: Your child is sitting in front of you while you both eat toast, or biscuits, or whatever. There is a certain fascinated look on your child's face as they watch you eating. You look down and your middle is covered in crumbs!

The time between Point A and Point B is a huge, gaping divide. It will probably never happen!


The time between Point B and Point A is just the blink of an eye! Use it wisely.


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