I once read that the greatest gift of Einstein was that he liberated us from the Newtonian deterministic universe. Quantum mechanics introduces enough fuzziness into the mix to allow any determination
Niels Bohr, even more so, as his theory of quantum mechanics was not easily embraced by Einstein. Einstein chastised the concept in a meeting with Bohr, saying G-d would not make a random system in the universe, to which Bohr asked, "who are you, to tell God what he can and cannot do?"
I am reviving this thread (for now). It's amazing that this thread generated 122 pages! At one point, it was popular... So.... It is the 4th of July Holiday weekend here in the US. If you had 3 days of absolute freedom to do anything you wanted, what would it be?
If there are no space and time restrictions, then I wish to have 3 days in Greece, having sex and hunting Medusas while wearing a toga, because the window of opportunity to wear a toga and still look sensible is quickly closing. If I have to stay put, 3 days of catching up on books and hiking in the bog would suffice.
Laying on the beach on the sea or Cortes during January whale season. Watching the locals peddle their wares along the beach, whales breaching in the ocean, sipping a drink, reading a book. With good company. Listening to the waves.
Post by mirrororchid on Jul 4, 2022 6:57:35 GMT -5
Absolute freedom? As in, freedom of conscience? Freedom from debt? Freedom from mortality? Freedom from consequences?
I'll assume there are some limits. I want to go on a photo shoot with Kathy, my almost FWB from my short dating period, take fabulous photos with her so her profile attracts lots of attention on OKcupid. Playing pool, bowling, hiking, burger joint, fine dining, beach blanket "Don't you wish you were here?" look, dance club, raising a glass at the bar. Her current profile is dismal. I hope she fixed it on her own.
Hate how I left her with nothing in the wings. The guys she met were flakes, ghosting her. I didn't ghost her, but getting left behind again sucks and she was so sweet about it.
Would be nice to let her know I still care, despite avoiding her in order to avoid making Mrs. MirrorOrchid insecure. Wanted to do that, so much, and can't.
Thank you to all who responded. I am way too busy these days to ask a question each day but will come back periodically to post one. My dream for this 3 day weekend was to relax in one of those big outdoor chaise lounges with a huge umbrella hanging over it and looking out over a body of water. I really don't care what kind, just as long as it's water. Having someone to cuddle and chat with would have been nice too. This was not the time, though. Maybe next time. Instead, I spent one day with 29 other adults hopping from brewery to brewery and having fun. Today, I went to the move theater all by myself for the first time. This may seem like a small thing but was a huge milestone for me. Healing comes in stages. The path I chose to take has not been easy but it has been rewarding. I am a lot stronger today than I was a year ago and I'm finding that learning to love myself is what it's all about.