Sometimes you contain chaos … for a while. At other times, you release control and let it go supernova & let the chaos run its course. Nature can’t be fully controlled & we need to be reminded of this at times.
—A Wandering Mind

My first punch through the fabric of time & space the only thing I heard was the crack of thunder & the only thing I saw was the blinding flash of lightning — all in my head. The only thing I sensed was the seizing jolt of electricity running through my body, which awakened me. Disoriented, having awakened from a dreamless sleep, my sinuses kept popping. What was that about?


“Uh, Mom? You did that weird violin playing again last night.”


I cracked open one eye & groggily mumbled “morning” to my eight year old that apparently had snuck into bed with me sometime during the night. And WHY was I so tired after a full night’s sleep?


“You know… When you stroke your left arm with your right? … It’s pretty weird…and a little creepy. You also were talking in your sleep. I couldn’t understand you. It sounded like a different language.”


I, of course, knew exactly what she was talking about. Unfortunately, I could not explain it to her. Not then. That was two years ago. Now, I know all too well. Sometimes I wish I could go back to being blissfully ignorant. The die-hard adventurer in me, however, won’t let that happen.


Who knew that the future of space travel would not go up and out … but be down and in…


Image: The Lorenz attractor.  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lorenz_system  “The present determines the future, but the approximate present does not approximately determine the future” Edward Lorenz on the butterfly effect

Image: The Lorenz attractor. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lorenz_system “The present determines the future, but the approximate present does not approximately determine the future” Edward Lorenz on the butterfly effect