Friday, September 01, 2006

An Ongoing Speculation In Progress: Theory of Physical and Spatial Proximity In Regard To Human Interaction

Humans have tended to initiate relationships based upon physical proximity: in the cave, the neighborhood, the school, the workplace, and so forth; from a purely objective glance at this phenomenon, I find these relational bonds quite similar to those of molecular, particulate behavior, in that there is a gravitational pull from any particle involved--a dance of movement, within a relatively fixed orbit, with variances in temperaturement (driving them to move away or closer in their orbit), and other such parameters. Groups of people exhibit these ties, as do molecules comprising a particularte entity, such as a defined organ in one’s body that serves a specific function--for example, the particles comprising a human heart.

Associations are usually “forced” upon us in some way--the main mode being sheer propinquity; with any precise “object” to be found in materiality, this circumstance seems to be analogous; even when people avoid one another within a set situation, they are still in interaction and proximity to one another, but the gravitational pull is of a different nature of magnitude and force. Even when cancer cells overtake neighboring cells, they “know” and imbibe those closest, in their immediate vicinity first.

When particles are extracted from their former environment, and set into a fresh one, they begin to exert force within that new context, as they are transformed by those elements surrounding them as well; it is more difficult to sustain continuity with the former “molecules,” no longer being bound by former context, because the gravitational pull is weaker (although, I have read that human heart cells, when separated, still beat in unison rhythmically--but for how long?), and the pull of the new environment is thus more powerful; therefore, one must exert a stronger force to maintain relationship with that which one wishes to keep in “contact”--through willful thought, foremost.

All matter has some relationship to all other matter--even if one might be perceived as the “loneliest” molecule in existence.

To apply this theory to the extension of physical travel (away from geographical proximity): the various means of transportation afforded to humans within the past two centuries especially--and specifically, to the rather recent revolution of travel, via computers--this is where the analogy changes, mutates, expands: proximity undergoes a more universal meaning, but still within the confines of relative orbit (being our Earth’s, in this instance), aided by the tools of travel, machinery commonly known as the computer, the cell phone, the fax, etc. Now, people congregate in various configurations online, emanating from diverse “states” and “countries” all over the world--allowing chance meeting to no longer be a matter of purely physical geography; “Matter” of “Mind” exerts more force than ever before, and has altered modes of association: we orbit, as particles, around one another, within orbits of gravitational thought patterns now--willingly, and not out of physical, proximate obligation. This fairly new development is a harbinger of an evolution in human interaction and contact that is more reflective of our increasing understanding of the expansion of the Universe, in which our planet Earth is only a tiny particle.

May we each exude the most evolutionary, expansive force, of which we are most capable.

© Carol Maric
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3 Comments:

Blogger Sportive Tricks said...

I think my synapses just snapped.

8:56 AM  
Blogger Billychic said...

I am so damned excited to have such a talented bunch of writers with such a wide array of subjects.

This, here, is an example of a subject that I would have loved to expound upon but I would have taken a less scientific and analytic approach...and I am thrilled that someone else did.

I was just thinking in my shower today, as I prepared to travel upstate for the weekend to see my boyfriend (which is also another issue of distance and the capabilities of one to maintain said relationship), that I have many friends - people I can honestly say that I love dearly and care about - that I have not seen in years. In fact, I have not even talked to them in at least a year.

The effort you mention that one has to put into maintaining contact - exerting a stronger force - has eluded me sometimes in my life. It's almost as if I assume that they can read my thoughts and know that I love them and think about them - but the phone is not picked up, etc (on their end, either).

It is true that we are in a new age where I really don't have that excuse - an email is all it takes to maintain that link.

Perhaps it is the heart cell, that still continues to beat in time to it's companions, that tricks the mind into thinking that that is all that needs to be done.

9:45 AM  
Blogger Róisín Rua said...

Wow. You have a very unique perspective there.

10:35 AM  

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