Apr '14 19

Planet Posidonia. Photo by Robert Rath from over here at Robert's website.

This morning I spotted an ad for 'Quantum Jumping', which is a meditation program of some sort. I was particularly taken with the line '...on an inter-dimensional quest for a better you...'.

What I enjoyed more, however, was Skepacabra's sceptical take on it; some of the comments are brilliant. (But be prepared to fall into a time warp if you start to read them.)

Today's poem is a somewhat tongue-in-cheek response to this pseudo-scientific gift-wrapping and online hawking (sorry!) of our mental capabilities.

That quantum leap

I want to jump between universes
on an inter-dimensional quest for a better me,
with a multi-dimensional scream
I grip white-knuckle-tightly to the silver mental strands
that keep me connected to here, now,
and when I land with my spine intact
(in spite of subjective sneakers weighted down by doubt)
and lugging a backpack of questions
I will wander, amazed,
through the unfamiliar maze of familiar, meet
my past, other-present, or future self
and ask for advice on how to write better poems
and songs, how to play the piano like a pro,
how to be the best version of me
and finally ask:
why have you never jumped into my universe?

Posted by Jennifer Liston

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  1. Mike H says:

    *I want to go too. I think you've hit on a market niche.

  2. Russ says:

    *Well, you did warn me, but nevertheless I've just been a timewarp exploring the sites you pointed me to. Most amusing, as is your poem. I particularly like

    "(in spite of subjective sneakers weighted down by doubt)"

  3. Jen says:

    *Hahaha Mike, I wouldn't mind the royalties from that particular market niche! Just hang on while I jump into another dimension and check my bank account. ;-)

  4. Jen says:

    *Hope you had a good warptrip, Russ! :-)

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