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Old 01-23-2011, 11:10 PM   #1
Dojo: Berkshire Hills Aikido
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One Hundred and Seventy-eight

In a universe without a preferred frame of reference
I am always at its center.

There is
as much of the universe to my right as to my left;
as much above me as below me;
as much before me as behind me;
and, if Roger Penrose is correct,
as much in my past as in my future.

At the center of it all
is my one point.

From my one point,
which is always at now
and therefore without extension in space and time,
springs all of creation.

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Old 01-24-2011, 10:01 PM   #2
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Re: One Hundred and Seventy-eight

Thanks for this thought, Ron. Cool idea. Is it OK to reply here rather than on your blog? I looked up Roger Penrose - I didn't know he was the brother of the chess Grandmaster Jonathan Penrose. I found this article with a great title: Knight on the Tiles.

It's a very interesting point (and it really is a point, isn't it!). I wonder if the universe is revolving around this point for each of us. And are we all solid or are we ourselves spinning tops within the universe...

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Old 01-24-2011, 10:39 PM   #3
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Re: One Hundred and Seventy-eight

Hi Niall - Commenting here is fine. I frequent both sites. Thanks for the Penrose link, he's really a fascinating person. I love chess but have never heard of his brother.


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