Wednesday, November 14, 2012

CDIV - The Equations of Emotion


Three Word Wednesday challenges us to write a piece using three given words.
This week the words were ‘cause’, ‘implicate’ and ‘stretch’.


The Equations of Emotion.

Cause and effect.  
Action and reaction.
Clichéd.  We all know it.
Newton wrote equations for it.
Einstein extrapolated them.

Cause and effect.
Action and reaction.

Cause and affect.
They are also action and reaction.

And our emotions react in strange ways and 
Implicate others when they, and we, least expect it.

It is no stretch of the imagination to say that
Cause and affect may be a more potent 
Than cause and effect.

But it is not reducible to equations.

Just to parabolic flights of fancy.
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© J Cosmo Newbery 2012
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34 comments:

  1. affect vs. effect- a common confusion for many, but not you... love this

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  2. This poem and diagram of yours makes me want to go straight to bed (not in a nice way:)

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    1. Not a word will pass my cherry-pink lips...

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  3. cause..effect..affect..i think it's an equation that can be balanced in so many curious ways..which are always worth exploring..clever write..made me read and ponder at least X3 ..jae

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  4. A parabolic flight of fancy - that's most interesting...

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  5. Is this not being a meal that is being made of the stomach of a cow and a sauce that is being predominantly notable for the extent of its blandness?

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    1. That is a most unseemly comment Princess!

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    2. Serf's serf! Knave's knave! You are being nothing that is more than a sidekick's sidekick! What right have you to question the divine opinion of a Princess? I am being able to be recognising pap when it is bing presented to me on a plate that is being designed for that purpose! May Phart, the malodorous god of social discomfort make your day a misery!

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  6. I'll probably implicate myself by saying this...but it takes no stretch of one's imagination so see that's very good!

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    1. Sancho! Sancho! You are such a rebel!

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  7. Who? me? I am told I am a knave's knave. Is rebelliousness possible for such a person?

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  8. When it's a brave knave I crave
    Let he be rebellious and anonymous
    But he must be dashingly courteous
    Although he need not always behave

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  9. Would you two like a private room?

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    1. If you joined us, Cosmo...would it really make a threesome? I think you are a man of many personalities! ;)

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    2. If I was to join a threesome, Sancho wouldn't be one of the three.

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    3. lol....I'm sure he is offended!!

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  10. It all adds up, JC. Including the arc of the parabolic flights of fancy.

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  11. Cause and effect ... great lines !!!

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  12. It's amazing the effect even little things can have, a few words maybe, leading to sleepless nights, and "parabolic flights of fancy".
    It all makes life interesting!

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  13. So true. Some people's minds should not be left out to play after dark.

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  14. That was philosophically interesting!

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  15. So true and philosophical.

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  16. Deep and true Cosmo, you are really good at this!

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