Neeve slides down the rainbow and considers quantum physics while all we can do is count monkeys


Neeve slides down the rainbow conveniently made for her by the Rainbow Princess. As she is speeding down the collage of colors an interesting thought occurs to her. “One second ago I was at the top of the rainbow and now I am racing down it and in another second I will be at the bottom of the rainbow. So where am I?  Am I the girl at the top, the girl here and now or am I the girl in the future when I arrive at the forest?” Neeve, because she is a very clever little girl, associates this thought with her recent study of quantum physics and whether a particle, or in this case Neeve, can actually be in two places at the same time.

As the reader you will be quite engrossed in this. Hold on, what are you looking at in the painting? What do you mean you can see more monkeys? I just cannot believe you are saying this. How many times do I have to reiterate that as the creator of this painting, I know how many monkeys there are.   Wait a minute, I am looking closer and yes I too can see monkeys. One on the top right and one on the far left near the middle of the edge of the painting. Well all I can say, in my own defence, is that it is a mystery to me how they got there as I certainly did not paint them. Perhaps they have been breeding or perhaps, like Neeve, they can be in two places at the same time.

In the end this only goes to prove that while Neeve is engaged in higher thoughts of time, space and quantum physics all we can do is count monkeys. What will be next for Neeve? Will she end up in a parallel universe? Is she real and observing us thinking about this story? Anyway, one thing we can be sure of is that there will be more encounters in the next blog.

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