The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors (halfshellvenus) wrote,
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors
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The Real LJ Idol: "Infinity"

Infinity

Real LJ Idol | week five | 129 words
Inconceivable

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We can fathom the notion of 'forever,' that time keeps unfolding even without witnesses to what results.

We can conceive of stars so distant that their light may not reach us until after they are gone.

But 'infinity' is impossibly harder. The nature of space is too big to fit inside one's head.

Surely, space cannot be limitless. What could be large enough to hold it? But the question itself only incurs more of the same:

What contains that which contains? What lies beyond the boundary of all the things that were previously understood?

This one little word, so quietly complex, describes something that is outside the human experience.

It is a cornerstone of science, and yet our belief in it is nothing less than an act of faith.




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