The following and all of the other episodes to come are snapshots of what goes on in my head, now and in the past. There are times none of this will make sense. There will be times when I might get lucky and the blog I post will be well constructed and will flow like a mountain stream to an awaiting lake below. Other times it will seem like the ramblings of a madman and you’ll ask yourself, “What the……?”
You should probably get use to the latter.
EPISODE SIXTY EIGHT: Love Has Weight…
I love movies.
There are ones that change the way I think and feel.
One of those is Interstellar.
I’m not going to go into the whole plot of the story. If you have seen it, you know. If you haven’t, well, stop reading this, go watch it, maybe twice, and then come back and continue…
I’m going on. Catch up later if you need to.
So, there is a lot of talk in the film about this black hole called Gargantua because it’s a big sucker. Huge. Uh….gargantuan.
And as some of you know, the power and force of a black hole is so massive that light can’t even escape from it. All things get sucked in never to be seen again.
Or is that true?
There is one thing that can escape the pull and power of a black hole.
Why? Because a black hole IS gravity. It can escape itself.
Am I losing you? Trust me. I’m getting there.
Then, in the movie, there is a conversation between Cooper (Matthew McConaughey) and Dr. Brand (Anne Hathaway) about on which planet they need to travel to since they can only pick one of two due to fuel reserves. I’m going to share a quote from the movie. Forgive me Warner Brothers and Christopher Nolan and Jonathan Nolan.
Dr. Brand: Maybe it means something more – something we can’t yet understand. Maybe it’s some evidence, some artifact of a higher dimension that we can’t consciously perceive. I’m drawn across the universe to someone I haven’t seen in a decade, who I know is probably dead. Love is the one thing we’re capable of perceiving that transcends dimensions of time and space. Maybe we should trust that, even if we can’t understand it. All right Cooper. Yes. The tiniest possibility of seeing Wolf again excites me. That doesn’t mean I’m wrong.
Can this be true? Can love be not just a feeling that we have but an actual physical thing?
If gravity is strong enough in something that has a large amount of mass in space, it can create a black hole. It can become so heavy that it creates a hole in the actual fabric of spacetime. I mean, think about that.
It blows ones hair back, does it not? It is really amazing.
Now, let’s look at love. Can love be a actually physical thing? I’m not talking about physical love between human being. You know? Sex. I’m talking about love being something you could place on a table and look at it and touch it.
Well, sort of.
Let me talk about time for a second. (get it? second… sorry)
Time is physical. I’m not just talking about a watch, a sundial, or a clock. There was an experiment where these scientists took two clocks and set them to the exact same time, down to the nano-second…or something like that. They were in perfect harmony with each other. One stayed in a run, untouched. The other was placed on a plane and it traveled around the world. I’m not sure which way. That might have some effect on this experiment. Anyway, when the clocks were finally brought back together, they were still in perfect harmony. Each second passed along at the same time. Except…one was faster than the other. The one on the plane was behind the one that stayed in the room on the ground. It was only by a few nano-seconds but it was slower.
That’s right, ladies and gentlemen. Time travel.
That’s why when a you get closer to a black hole where the gravity is so much heavier, time slows down v-e-r-y slowly. Gravity affects physical things. Hence, time is physical. And an hour near the black hole is like seven years on Earth.
SEVEN YEARS!!! Just like in the movie.
Now, back to love.
Why can’t love be just as physical in being like time or gravity? We can’t ‘see’ time or gravity. We just see their effect on things.
Just. Like. Love.
What would you do for the ones you love? Would you help them? Heal them, if you can? Die for them? Travel to the ends of the earth for them? Travel across the Universe if that was possible for them?
Of course, you would. It causes a physical effect on you. It makes you think differently and act differently. It will make you adjust your motion and ping you into another direction. It will compel you to risk life and limb to go to where that person is, even if they are in another dimension.
Can we actually hold love in our hands? Yes.
when you hold you child for the first time,
when you place your bride or grooms hands in yours when you marry,
when you hold a birthday card from when you turned ten, from you mother, who is gone, and in the card it says how much she loves you,
when you have a moment to yourself and take the time to think about all those that love YOU.
So, yes. Love is just as physical as the table that holds the computer where I’m writing this. And it should be treated as such.
Maybe if more people thought of it as more of a physical thing, more people would respect it more and cherish it more.
Love is there. Love is real. Love can be just as deep as the largest black hole that this Universe has to offer.
Or the other Universes that might be out there.
Let’s go find a black hole and jump in to find out.
May 5th, 2017
I’ve decided to keep a blog about how I’m dealing with depression. I’m going to consider this a form of therapy. It might not help anybody else but it might help me.