A Ball of String Theory

Lots of Long Words

In younger days of letter writing until now (as an author), my imagination could (can) always be depended on to fire up. I often wondered where the fuel came from and then, during a period in my life when eastern mysticism was something to investigate, I listened to a guru who was asking her audience: ‘Where does inspiration come from?’

There were some wide ranging and wild ideas flowing back – many opinions were offered, none of them deep enough for me and although some ideas flitted through my mind too, they didn’t penetrate to a truth. (Truth is such a good word. Don’t you agree?)

meditation-857916_640The wise Guru listened but didn’t let us in on her ideas on the subject but the thought had been planted and it continued to grow. Obviously that was her intention. This was some time ago and I still haven’t resolved the issue. (Although I have come to realize that enlightenment is something you keep searching for rather than arrive at.)  To provoke chatter I often open up the conversation around dinner tables or around pool tables in pubs and it can lead to some interesting discussion.

Secular opinion usually flounders because such topics can be regarded as ‘mysteries’ and sentient existentialists deny such twaddle as, well …. twaddle! Although ‘extemporised spontaneity’ or  ‘a ball of string theory’ could get places in the league tables.

Fluffier companions can be interesting: ‘The Eternal Fountain’ is a good one, or ‘the same place as the chicken and the egg debate’ and they both  get one of my votes but

I think it comes from nowhere and that’s where the big bang came from. The one that created a universe. 

About garth

I'm an indie author ardently writing fiction and you’ll notice a leaning towards Egypt. The book in the cooker right now is called The River Through. Hatsepsut features strong as an ancient enigma bringing her people back to pure after a sullying occupation by the Hyksos. I like these desert ancestors who dragged great chunks of stone for miles to build runways for god. Religion was a major preoccupation always. Magic was mixed in, sometimes called miracles. Christian and Hebrew testaments carried it over. Egyptians weren’t bothered with a history list based on sequential record keeping so there are numerous and bewildering gaps. A definite plus for the fiction writer. (Colouring in the spaces.) Bio: I am very tall and many people call me a freak (and laugh) so a slight chip on the shoulder but thick skinned - not impervious. Lots of short people out there who aren’t pleased to be little too. Given the choice, I’d keep length. Upbringing I am thankful because, during my life I have found many people who weren't so blessed so thanks mum and dad for pulling me out of the lucky dip. Two sisters and a brother, all of them cleverer than me or so they think. A wife who loves me - thanks Gill xxxx Two daughters, a yoga teacher and a nurse who don't quite hate me but we are moving in that direction as I tread heavier with advice. Lovely grandchildren who will develop into super beings if they maintain the current progress. A cat called Squeezely who has finally learned to evacuate his bowels outside. Buster the darling dog with a sensitive way and an over-exuberance for affection but we all let him take us down for licking. He's big. Occupation: Education first: Good military school that chased out the bad in me I can tell you. No-one put a polish on a boot better but it was enjoyable in retrospect. Not at the time though. Art college next and enlightenment - the world was a better place afterwards. Self employed antique furniture and restoration - very enjoyable and fulfilling but not overflowing financially. We did okay and we prospered.
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5 Responses to A Ball of String Theory

  1. My question too- Where does inspiration come from? Hard to answer for me as I believe it comes from many sources or everywhere but people who had passion, it seems to me they never run out of inspiration.


  2. Vibrant says:

    It’s a beautiful read Garth!

    I loved it ❤

    Thanks 🙂


  3. Colette B says:

    Truth definitely IS such a good word! As is STRING. Whenever I’m slightly stuck for a starting point I tell myself ‘string, think string…’ then away I go, off on another senseless adventure of meaning seeking creative exploration. Maybe it turns out about as much use a length of ‘old rope’, but even that can be better than none. THREE is my newly added buzzword to get the brain cells firing too, but I haven’t seemed to need it for a little while, or I just get busy more and forget. Enjoying my revisit and catch up 🙂 I’ll have to check out your ongoing story excerpts when more deicated reading time too, i really enjoyed the last one I read but I will have to read it again I expect! 😀


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