JOYCE’S ACORN

 

Equations rule physical existence.–

 

Gravity forces Newton’s apple

To fall at a specific speed.

 

Air pressure of a certain strength will

Lift the Wright Brothers’ airplane.

 

A ship at sea remains afloat

According to the laws of displacement.

 

For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction.

 

And so many more . . .

 

Plain.

Simple.

Perceptible.

 

NO such equations

Describe the effects of

 

Motherly love.

 

Apathy.

 

Child-like laughter.

 

Deep-seated hatred.

 

Such conditions defy all calculation.

 

Complex.

Abstract.

Intangible.

 

The mystery lives on:

How is it all possible?

How is it all NOT possible?

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