i wish i knew a little bit more

I’m reading a book about things that go way over my head,

It’s all about string theory and quantum physics

And it blows my mind that there’s all this stuff

That I’m never even going to have time to learn.

Perhaps if I had taken some of those alternative routes

I’d be winning awards for sciencey shit?

But then maybe it’s better to be proficient in arty stuff,

To open the minds of the masses, rather than just the elite

In stuffy books with words too long to even pronounce.

I’m probably a leader in the field of physics in one reality,

And maybe, for that matter, I might have been successful

In the path I actually took.

8 thoughts on “i wish i knew a little bit more

  1. crispina kemp

    Some years back I delved deep into such things… and cobbled together a theory which underlies the world-building of my books, with never one intruding. Art and science can combine… even if the scientist will call my theory tosh.

    1. patientandkindlove

      My mind feels like it’s exploding whenever I read this kind of stuff. None of us know the truth so a scientist can laugh at you all they want, they don’t know the real story either!

    1. patientandkindlove

      That’s the best way to be. I always think it’s best to tackle things from different directions. The people who are both religious and scientific always have such interesting ideas about life and those big questions.

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