Uncertainty Persists

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“The world is given to me only once, not one existing and one perceived.”

Disheartening uncertainty plagued his dreams: which were real, which perceived?

Indeterminacy was more than a philosophy
… they wanted him to love Lucy, not Peppermint Patty
Entanglement occurs only over limited distances
… the gang didn’t wear mittens when skating on the pond
The kitten was both dead and alive
… but they wanted him to play the piano

Was he Schrödinger or Schroeder?
… Beethoven’s fifth uncertainty, please.

Heisenberg awoke from his dreams, or were they nightmares? Uncertainty persists!

Note to self: congratulate Erwin.


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1) This was written for, but not submitted to, a writing contest run by Janet Reid.The following words (or letter orders) had to appear: dish, patty, mitten, phil, and gang.
2) The first line is a quote from Erwin Schrödinger.


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