quantumness

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Although I keenly appreciated the certainty of logic and clear definition, I also felt that the sharp edges of existence needed some rounding.  I wanted a bit of artistic ambiguity in my creations, a measured diffusion.’*

‘Thriving is where the impetus to survive meets both the craving for beauty and the need to love.’

Quantumness means life can be here and there, this and that, meaning there’s room for the misfits and all those excluded from our temples of normality.

It is a tragic thing to lose the life’s mystery in rote habit and repetition.  Quantumness is about never arriving, never fully knowing, always being curious and inquiring, requiring, as it does that we step outside of certainty, beyond being beholden to those who are always certain.

‘Choosing to be curious is choosing to be vulnerable because it requires us to surrender to uncertainty.’^

‘To be happy, I need to think about feeling good, feeling bad, and feeling right.’^^

When we are feeling right, comfortable in our own “peculiar” and unique skin, thinking about feeling bad as well as about feeling good doesn’t faze us because it brings it all into our “strange” and special quantum story.  This annoys the socks off those who want to say that “This is what life is” We just don’t know what life can be without your contribution and that of seven billion others.  And what about those who have gone before us and those who have yet to be born.

Here’s to all those who will follow their different curiosities – opening our understanding of what life can be.

(*From Alan Lightman’s Mr g.)
(**From Alex McManus’s Makers of Fire.)
(^From Brené Brown’s Rising Strong.)

(^^From Gretchen Rubin’s The Happiness Project.)

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