Plain Ordinary Slow Light (POSL)

Space twisted and convoluted until cracks appear. These cracks manifest matter and exude light. In one of these cracks I began. Just a plain ordinary bit of light semi frozen in time. Slow light I like to call it. POSL, it reminds me of a puzzle with some of the pieces missing. That’s how you got involved.

The story begins with a rush of energy, traveling nearly the speed of light. Normal light speed that is. The energy tightly wound does not dissipate as it travels through time. “Space, the final frontier” a Star Trek quote meant nothing until the cracks were discovered. The energy beam began to splinter as it traversed the convolutions of space. Leaking out through the cracks. Like blood seeping out from a wound, the light flowing through the cracks congealed and became sticky and firm. Eventually forming a scab of sorts. Slow light, or matter as those who would name things call it.

Now, I can hear you asking where did the energy come from and other inquisitive musings. I suppose that I ought to answer that question but for now it really doesn’t matter. Unless you have the right kind of space. Being a sort of philosopher myself, I have often wondered why such questions occur. I suppose cause and effect are to blame or is it time. Without time, everything would happen all at once, there’d be no cause and effect. I consider quantum particles that make up matter the real reason for the conundrum that most face in determining the first cause. Some things can be manipulated especially matter. Since the quantum particles oscillate between being matter and light, they are difficult to both observe and manipulate. Leaving matter based creatures in their conundrum. Sort of like giving a blind person a gun and telling them they will ‘win’ when they hit the bulls eye. Without any help, all kinds of things will get shot up and given enough time perhaps even the bulls eye. The analogy of course implies a higher skilled creature (person) to provide the gun and bulls eye. Matter should never concern itself with reality. After all it (matter) is only the artifact of the cracks and not the cause of the cracks. As if anything really matters.

Created by The Wizard of Awed™,
aka Tom Repasky.
“Art Is The Perception Of An Altered Reality©”
Copyright 2007 Flicker Light Studio™

Plain Ordinary Slow Light (POSL)


Danville, United States

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Finding the cracks in space-time where matter accumulates can be real fun in the Flicker Light phase of existence.

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