Punched by Gravity

Some statements are meant to be heard at certain times in your existence. I had one such moment recently and it felt like I got punched in the brain. The very words stayed with me all day and I couldn’t shake them. They remained like a fragmented echo of a melody heard once, however in this scenario you were only moved by the smallest portion of the melody.

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The subject was gravity on the latest episode of Star Talk with Neil deGrasse Tyson. In it he was describing the relationship between Matter and Space; Dr. Tyson uses a quote by physicist John Wheeler.

Matter tells space how to curve…Space tells matter how to move.”

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I found this statement to be incredibly poetic. However, in a flash I thought of curves, movement, dance, motion, weight and space. It was about so many thing at that precise moment. Who knew I’d like getting punched.

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