The UnReality of Reality – Fascinating Digital Images

I have been sharing my love for math, science, quantum physics, metaphysics and more with Adi for as long as I know.

Even before he knew what a wave or particle meant he had possible heard about wave-particle duality. Even before he could pronounce Heisenberg he had possibly heard about Uncertainty Principle. There are many concepts that I don’t understand. But, that hasn’t stopped me from teaching him the concept in some mutated form with the hope that he will one day return to visit me after roving this planet and having a lot better clarity on the (un)-reality of this Universe than I ever will.

Now, there is some background to how I built that hope.

Appa and my dear friend Shashi Sastry told me to teach him everything at an early age without questioning whether he is absorbing it or not.

Since, Appa and Shashi are very wise people I blindly trusted them. I poured forth the knowledge that I have had the fortune of having access to.

Given the digital era we live in, I also encouraged Adi to seek answers through science articles and videos.

A few years ago, as we were discussing the total unreality of reality and how time and space don’t actually exist as we believe them to, I took him along to see Sunil Shah and Renu Vora’s independent film called The Wisdom Tree Film(which showcased science, art, music, mysticism). As a prerequisite to watching the movie, we watched “What the Bleep Do We Know”.

Sadly, with the comings and goings of a crazily scheduled high schooler’s life, Adi hasn’t had the opportunity to chat with me and delve deep into topics that don’t belong in the realm of normal everyday discussions.

You know how they say it is darkest before it dawns.

Right when I was about to give up hope about all the time and effort that I had put in to Adi… wondering whether what he had heard in the last decade had evaporated into ether…and whether I should really invest that same amount of passion, time and effort with Ari…right at the hopeless moment, magic happened.

Yesterday, I think the Universe conspired to tell me that none of my effort has been wasted.

Adi returned (pun, in case you can notice it?!) home and showed me some digital pictures that he had created online. The pictures are not what amazed me. The titles that he had captioned those kaleidoscopic image is what amazed me.

Check it out – The UnReality of Reality – In Pictures

I love all the #REALITY that exists in #UNREALITY.

There is always #HOPE.

I would have bet Bolt hands down!

It is too bad that they didn’t hold the Olympics 100 meters dash in Ari’s parking lot today morning.

Between the comings and goings of my life and the boys life, it has been getting harder and harder to be in the many different places at the same time.

But, I decided that I need to be in the right place, at the right time with the right guy.

So, I told my colleague yesterday night that I wont’ be able to make it to the morning meeting. She obliged and moved the meeting. Bless her heart.

Today morning, I rushed to drop off Adi and my carpool at school.
Then, I rushed back home.
I got in the shower, got dressed and rushed to meet him.

All because, there was never a guy on this planet who wooed a girl for a breakfast date as much as he did.

Never.

There was never a mom on this planet who dashed from the parking lot to the cafeteria to get to the breakfast date on time as I did.

I would have bet Bolt hands down.

There is nothing Sexy about being a Parent

There is nothing sexy about being a parent. It is often boring and tiresome.

Day after day, week after week, month after month, year after year…you wake up and do what humanity has done for its off spring to thrive.

Yet, when Kumar wakes up before all of us…then starts nagging us to wake up and proceeds to pick up Ari and carry him to the rest room to get him started on his morning chores….despite his yelling louder than my alarm clock to get me to wake up or else (some empty threat)…parenting doesn’t seem to be boring or tiresome.

In fact, I find the whole thing quite amusing and rather delightful.

Today, I let Wonder Win

Parenting is filled with several precarious moments.. like thee one I have today morning.

Remember your long forgotten wonder?

The wonder you felt when you put that sea shell or conch close to your ears and you heard the sound of the ocean waves?
The wonder you felt when you brought the sea shell or conch home and the sound of the ocean waves still persisted?
And, brought back memories of that beautiful sunny and playful day on the beach?

That is the wonder that Ari is enjoying at this moment.
That is the wonder that he wants to share with me.

Should I let science win? Or wonder win?

My rational mind wants to educate him about why is it that he can hear the sound of the ocean waves.
My better self catches me right when I am about to blurt out the science behind the sound.

I find myself crouching down to his level.
I let him put the conch on my ears.
And, like a child, I pretend to marvel at how the ocean waves followed the conch.
I see his eyes twinkle.
I let my eyes twinkle back at him.

Today, I let wonder win.
Because, I realize science will win with him sooner than I want it to.

In case your wondering (pun intended) about the ocean waves that persist, here is why: http://science.howstuffworks.com/question556.htm