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Quantum Fashion

Consciousness is like this giant roving spotlight, collapsing reality wherever it shines—and what isn’t observed remains probability. And it’s not just photons or electrons. It is everything. All matter…A testable, repeatable fault in reality.”

The detectors don’t induce the phenomenon of wave function collapse; conscious observation does. Consciousness is like this giant roving spotlight, collapsing reality wherever it shines—and what isn’t observed remains probability. And it’s not just photons or electrons. It is everything. All matter…A testable, repeatable fault in reality.”

Ted Kosmatka – The Flicker Men

I am reading The Flicker Men, a book that could easily swallow you whole with its mind-bending sci-fi exploration of the implications of quantum physics. It starts with real science, with Feynman’s Double Slit Experiment that proves the duality of light. Light is both wave and particle.  Actually, just one year ago, researchers were able to photograph the first picture of light as particle and wave at the same time. It’s a cool picture.

But then there is also the Observer Effect. The act of observing changes reality on the quantum level, including changing light from waves to particles in the Double Slit Experiment. The Flicker Men considers what that means in terms of understanding consciousness. It leads to our poor researchers being kidnapped, beaten, even killed because the implications of their research threaten our understanding of how the world works. I hope folks think about reading it – not just because the author makes the science pretty easy, but because it should provoke fascinating conversations.
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Blue is a deeply sneaky color.

“How do you know, when you think blue — when you say blue — that you are talking about the same blue as anyone else?

 

How do you know, when you think blue — when you say blue — that you are talking about the same blue as anyone else?

You cannot get a grip on blue.

Blue is the sky, the sea, a god’s eye, a devil’s tail, a birth, a strangulation, a virgin’s cloak, a monkey’s ass. It’s a butterfly, a bird, a spicy joke, the saddest song, the brightest day.

Blue is sly, slick, it slides into the room sideways, a slippery trickster.

This is a story about the color blue, and like blue, there’s nothing true about it. Blue is beauty, not truth. ‘True blue’ is a ruse, a rhyme; it’s there, then it’s not. Blue is a deeply sneaky color.” 

― Christopher Moore, Sacré Bleu: A Comedy d’Art

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Adrift in the Clouds

Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky.Mami Jewell has released a new dress in many colors. This teal version and it’s available in a limited edition on Marketplace.
Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky.

Here you can see it in all its exuberant glory, with flexi panels that add movement and grace.

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Dorian Gray Did It Wrong

“I don't want to be at the mercy of my emotions. I want to use them, to enjoy them, and to dominate them.”  Oscar Wilde
Oscar Wilde’s Dorian Gray told his friend Julain, “I don’t want to be at the mercy of my emotions. I want to use them, to enjoy them, and to dominate them.” He sold his soul for a painting and eternal youth. He should have just joined Second Life® and mastered his emotions with Lelutka’s new updated mesh head.
Lelutka Mesh HUD
As you can see, when you decide to express yourself, you can control your eyes, your eyebrows and your mouth.This gives you 84 different expressions. You can also decide whether or not your teeth should be visible.
“I don't want to be at the mercy of my emotions. I want to use them, to enjoy them, and to dominate them.”  Oscar Wilde
Glam Affair released two new applier skins to coincide with the release of the updated expressive heads from Lelutka. They are named Eline and Laura and I am wearing Laura in all the pictures. Because of my dress, I wanted a different lipstick, so I used Glam Affair’s Avril for the lip color I wanted. My hair is from Wasabi Pills, a nice undo to show off the head and the Earthstones jewelry.

I played with the free Pixlr photo editor that mainly just lets you apply effects and frames to have some fun with my expressions. You can crop, but fixing things is a non-starter. So enjoy this little gallery of emotions and photo effects below the fold.
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Enter Smiling

“I don't want to be at the mercy of my emotions. I want to use them, to enjoy them, and to dominate them.” Oscar Wilde

The Instruments opened today with lots of fun fashions including this gorgeous LBD from Tashi. I also used the Tashi nails that are quite horrorific just in time for Halloween.
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Some people talk to animals. Not many listen though. That′s the problem.

“Some people talk to animals. Not many listen though. That's the problem.”

A.A. Milne’s wonderfully wistful Winnie the Pooh once said “Some people talk to animals. Not many listen though. That′s the problem.” I am sure we would be a in a better place if we listened to what the animals are telling us about our environment, but as to not listening…They never had a cat like Oscar. Listening to Oscar is not a choice. There is no not-listening option. You see, with Oscar, if you don’t listen immediately, he just gets louder and louder and louder and he does not stop. He perseveres. This comes up when he decides he wants me to lift up the corner of the quilt on my bed or the lap quilt on the couch so he can crawl under. I know he will not stop, so I am well-trained and immediately hop to it when he begins to meow (Howl is more accurate.) But then sometimes he looks at me like “what are you thinking?” and walks off tail in the air. Ten minutes later, he is back to howling for a blanket lift. After a few cycles, I try to ignore him. It never works. He perseveres.

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Never trust anyone who has not brought a book with them.

“Never trust anyone who has not brought a book with them.”Gizza recently released a skirt and shirt/jacket combo that is a rocker’s dream. Called Shake With Me, even the name acknowledges this rocking inspiration for this outfit.  A short flared skirt, a fitted crop top with lace topped by a leather jacket combine to rock your socks off.
“Never trust anyone who has not brought a book with them.”

You can trust me, I bring a book everywhere I go. I just finished the magnificent All the Light We Cannot See that I recommend to all of you. Meanwhile,  am busy reading The Culture of Make Believe which I read in small doses at a time because it is so rich in ideas and in detail and full of pain that I have to think about each concept before moving on. So, for relief, I am also reading Get In Trouble, but other than being intrigued already, it’s too soon to say how much I will like it.
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