Black Hole. Wisconsin Debate. Einstein. Ripples that give an inkling into how to see the unseen and know the unknown. (a 420 character 9-liner)

 

Where’re we going

I ask during the endless black hole of debates.

I try not to get sucked into despair,

but worry we’re on the edge of a big event horizon, as the star-gazers say.

But hark! A Stupefying Experiment yields a Stupefying Wonder?

Einstein’s theory of gravitational waves confirmed

by a collision a billion light years from me?

Maybe ripples from the early universe will give perspective on

where’re we going.

PATTY

Another great explanation for laypeople:

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/02/14/opinion/sunday/finding-beauty-in-the-darkness.html?action=click&contentCollection=Politics&module=MostPopularFB&version=Full&region=Marginalia&src=me&pgtype=article