Wednesday, September 14, 2005

The Great Attractor

According to my religion, I’m made in God’s Image. If this is true, then both God and I loath doing a lot of unnecessary work. In my posting, "The Ms.’s Plan", I casually mentioned in passing that to keep things from becoming boring, she added randomness, order and chaos to spice up our life in this universe. Most of us have a conception of randomness because lots of things come out of the blue to whack us on the side of the head. Order is not too hard to understand, especially if you have been exposed to a mother that thinks cleanliness is close to godliness. Chaos is a lot harder to grasp. Normally, if something is chaotic, it means that something is on a road to rapidly becoming non-existent. It stands to reason that if God doesn’t want to do a lot of work yet wants us to last in this universe, then the universe has to have an Attractor to restore the Chaos to order. If you agree that this universe seems to be based on mathematics, then it is logical to assume that the Attractor has to be a number. The number has to be small because she also works on the KISS (Keep It Simple, Stupid) principle. My best guess is the number is 3. Let’s see. Love, to be eternal, has to be an amalgamation of 3 things, people, common interests, and souls. We have 3 dimensions, length, width and height. Three strikes and you’re out. Things, good or bad, usually happen in 3’s. Most discussions have 3 major points. Traffic lights usually have 3 lights, red for stop, yellow for caution and green for go. You are usually given 3 chances to accomplish something. Most people can only remember 3 things on a list. The triangle, consisting of 3 sides, is the strongest form of construction. The people you know in your life can be classified as acquaintances, friends and soulmates. Yes indeedy, it seems that the number 3 is The Great Attractor / The Great Attraction that holds my life together!!!

1 comment:

Jane said...

I like chaos, but only good chaos.

My friend has developed an aversion to anything that isn't divisible by three... I thought of you.