Settling For The Believable ~ A 2015 Reprise
Unable to be touched or grasped; not having physical presence.
“God seems so intangible”
synonyms:impalpable, untouchable, incorporeal, discarnate, abstract
Settling for the believable.
No fucking way!
I learned this week that the TED talks want you to have documented proof and data to support your talk.
Fuck. That just makes me mad (no TED talk for me) and worse than that it makes TED a very dull boy.
What about the intangible?
I was reminded this week about certain properties of quantum physics. The fact that everything at the sub-atomic level is made up mostly of …empty space.
Including you and me. And the chair you’re sitting in while you read this.
Yet, we’ve all agreed to see things as solid.
What about the fact that particles make up atoms and yet those atoms contain properties NOT found in particles.
Then atoms gather together and make up molecules yet those molecules contain properties that are NOT present in atoms.
Molecules make up cells and…you guessed it, same thing.
So… we are made up of those cells with all of that unexplainable stuff inside.
So far the intangible is waaaaaay more interesting to me than the easily believable. The stuff that adds up. The stuff that makes sense (yawn).
Talk to me more about the abstract, the impalpable; the divine.
“I don’t believe in things that can’t be proven,” said the little shit with the pocket protector.
Oh really Pointdexter? What about dark matter, string theory and the Higgs Boson Particle? Huh?
What about babies?
An egg and sperm collide (and that’s no easy task) and instantly cells start dividing. And somehow contained in those cells are an eyebrow, a penis and a heart that beats. Not only that, the whole thing mysteriously knows how to arrange itself. The penis does’t show up on your face and your heart at the bottom of your foot.
IT KNOWS WHERE TO GO AND WHAT TO DO.
At a cellular level.
It doesn’t arrange itself in a random pattern and become a turnip.
No woman I know of has given birth to a turnip.
Neither has any ape, elephant, cat or chicken.
What plays a role in that? Something intangible?
Where does love come from?
Alaska? Italy? (well, maybe Italy).
Can you order it on Amazon?
Where does it originate?
What about a great idea?
Inspiration? Work of art or piece of music?
I know they are received by the mind, but where do they come from?
Is there a documented storehouse for that?
“Um, hello, yes, I’d like to order two great ideas and if I could get those by Friday that would be great. What? That’s extra?
Fine, put it on my Visa.”
I will not settle for the believable. And neither should you.
Remember we’re all looking for wonder and wonder isn’t even in the same zip code as the believable, the mundane or predictable.
Go ahead TED —ask for data.
You know that white board the study is written on is made up of empty space, right?
Carry on in the most intangible way,