Thinking about Valentine’s Day 2022:
In preparation for St. Valentine’s Day 2018
Initiated on St. Valentine’s Day 2017
How might we answer that simple question, what is love?
In light of the universe, love is…
- “I don’t know.“ Yes, our knowledge of love is quite young. Some folks may be maturing a bit; yet, most of us are like a baby. Embarrassed to give overly simple answers, it is easier to just say, “I don’t know!“
- “It’s continuity, symmetry, and harmony.” Such an answer gives us some direction. Through it all, we have learned how it is that love (symmetry) is the greatest of all things and truly abides.
- “It’s a living, robust view of the entire universe.” Sounds silly, but love could be defined as “a wholeness or fullness of being” where we feel at one with the universe or another person. Of course, we have a long way to go to figure that out. To that end, as most of our readers know, our high school kids created an integrated view of the universe with just over 200 notations. We used base-2 exponential notation from the Planck base units (the smallest measurements) to the Age of the Universe today (the largest using Planck Time). Here is a simple-but-comprehensive start to awaken our sensitivities to our world and community — https://81018.com/chart — and it opens all of life to us. Using multiplication and division by 2, we see ourselves in light of an intimately-related universe. Sounds crazy, but it’s not. We are discovering how and why to be civil within our science and math lessons!
Much more to come…