So I was thinking, when dawn breaks, what really happens?
There’s a blueness before dawn, on some days. Everything, the streets, trees, the pavement, is blue. Take a deep breath, it’s like inhaling life.
And night, I wanna talk about night, and perhaps darkness.
Isn’t it magic, and how thoroughly strange, that there was a round blue rock going around in an inert universe of dead atoms, a universe unconscious and unobserved. Excuse me, I’m a bit unfocused today.
Then there were molecules sticking to each other in a soup. Of course there was nobody to see or report, so it could well have been different.
But let’s say there were these long sticky molecules, and those molecules changed over time, and now here we are, those molecules, with our smartphones and cloud computing.
Isn’t the universe inert, dead and unobserved any more? What’s changed?
I believe there’s a strange sphere in the Oort cloud watching over us. It’s only a few millimeters across, and with a wall of liquid radon. Inside it there goes on something that our Physics cannot explain, because our Physics was written inside that orb.
I think event horizons are like dying. We’re all curious about what’s on the other side. You can go across, but cannot come back. You cannot pass any information through about what it’s like. And you don’t wanna go in. Watching someone go across feels like forever. Yeah, that sounds like death.
Guess what, the blueness is breaking outside now. Another sleepless night.
I once tried to imagine a world without time. This is the way I thought:
If there’s a world without the x-dimension, it just means everything in the world has the same x-coordinate.
Do this with time, and you’ll forever be stuck in a moment. If you try to move around, you’ll create infinite copies of yourself. Worse, they would already be there, because there is just one moment. All your thoughts from all points of time will always be simultaneously present in your head. You won’t be able to tell which point of time it is. There shall be no causality, no doing anything for any purpose, no stories, no loss or grief. Either you shall never grow old, or your pre-birth, life, your death and beyond shall coexist in you.
There will be no blueness when dawn breaks. If there is any, it’ll always be blue with the dawn breaking, and you can’t tell it’s beautiful because you haven’t seen anything else, and so cannot imagine anything else. It shall be obvious, like an axiom.
This obviousness about things is something I wanted to put in a word about.
I believe that this world is too strange to take for granted. There is a pristine, virgin, unbelievability to it that we rape everyday with our nonchalant attitude towards it. A rock, a plant, a star. Don’t bat an eyelid. But go glassy-eyed over the latest PlayStation.
Laugh about it today. Laugh at mankind. At society, the whole lot of which goes to sleep at the same time.
We have left ourselves no time to be surprised at clouds and ants and bicycles. The unliving, the living, and the unliving born of the living. Don’t you think the idea of spectacles is peculiar and funny, forging bits of metal to hold bits of silica always in front of your eyes to bend the light off objects differently? Don’t you think it is marvellous? Wake up! Tear out that skin of frigid obviousness into bloody tatters and climb out. Let the magical molecules of the fresh air of this magic world pinch every point they touch. Feel the unbelievable world raining down on you.
Now the blue has given way to white. It’s morning, and I have no more business staying awake.
2 thoughts on “Dawn”
Wonderful! This post reminded me of something which I read quite a while back – Douglas Adams’ impromptu speech titled ‘Four Ages of Sand’. http://www.douglasadams.se/stuff/sand.html
Especially, the last line is great: “It’s morning, and I have no more business staying awake.” A thing to remember, indeed.
Yeah, I’d read that speech too, and quite liked it. Pretty astounding for an impromptu speech. But I remember too little of it now to guess why this reminded you of it.
Anyway, thanks a lot for the comment.