Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Infinite Set of Infinite Universes

Just as my good friend Isaac Asimov wrote about Infinite Sets if Infinite Numbers in his book "The Realm of Numbers," I believe that what we are faced with in a more encompassing reality are Infinite Sets of Infinite Universes which, when any one Infinite Universe is viewed from any other Infinite Universe we may see things that from the Infinite Universe in which we stand with the perspective from which we are viewing the elements in another Infinite Universe, it is most likely possible to view those elements in that other Infinite Universe which we are looking at as "not quite right" and therefore come to the conclusion(s) that something is amiss and needs to be fixed. At this point, this phenomenon might very well be compared to observing the cultural behaviors of people from different lands, and if we are not conscious of the cultural differences from one land to the next - well then the behaviors that we are observing in people whose cultural Infinite Universe is different than our very own cultural Infinite Universe will be perceived by us as being bad or incorrect or rude or having or requiring any number of negative labels placed upon these behaviors and I therefore believe that this is the basis for seeing art as being "bad" or needing adjustments when observed by any person who might think such judgement must definitely be placed on what they are observing!



How did I get started in photography and art?

Inspired by a question from my friend Nate at Imagekind last night who asked - "..how did you get started in photography and art?" I answered this question with these words:

As far as getting started - there were a few influences - the story goes (that I can remember very vividly) I was a seven year old boy when one day my father and I had gone into his Greek friend's laundromat and I was staring at the sign that listed the cost per ound to have a person's wash done by the laundromat (it was not a self serve - as far as I recall) and out of the clear blue wall that was next to the sign - my father (whose job was as a cop in Greenwich Village, New York City at the time) asked me in a very interrupting way - "so what do you want to be when you grow up?" (I believe this was probably a question inspired in him by his Greek friend who was rather an agressive business man as I remember Nick to be - yes Nick the Greek) and I quickly got a picture in my mind of the blue uniform of both the local cops and the local firemen (both this dark colored blue sort of thing) and a red fire engine passing me by in my mind (these are the two jobs that most of the father's in
my neighborhood occupied at that time) and I quickly blurted out like the seven year old that I was thinking that my father would be proud and responsive to me wanting to be like him - a cop or a fireman - his response - a quick and deep throated - "no your not!!!" - and till this day (his 91st birthday is coming up this February) he has never said a word about that issue since!

Well getting back to the story - a few weeks later my eighth birthday showed up and my parents gave me a brownie camera - and so in my mind I figured that my father didn't want me shooting a gun or some such issue with the job that he had (I simply dropped the fireman side of the equation altogether) and so I figured that they were inviting me to shoot with the camera and that is what I have been doing ever since - I might also add that my mom was a fashion - pattern maker and somewhat of an artist and one of my uncles (Jack Arabian) was a TV projectionist at ABC for many years and I remember visiting the studios of ABC when I was seven as well soI would probably surmise that I decided to be influenced by both my mother's artistic talent and my uncles total absorption by both the media world and inventing *(he has some very substantial inventions under his belt as do several of my close relatives) and to leave some of my father's other talents in with this mix (he was a perfect shot at the firing range *- 100%) and genius as far as mathematics is concerned - both which I can relate to - as well as the person who was the PBA union delegate collecting the dues money from the other officers in the precinct - *(that I will get into at another time) and so the whole thing is that in a sense I am still an eight year old boy when I get behind the camera!

Sunday, January 20, 2008

a bowl of fruit

If life give you a bowl of fruit - enjoy it!

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

the passing of time -

The passing of time will never see this exact moment again -




nor any of the moments surrounding us -

Monday, January 14, 2008

Every moment -----





Every moment is filled with Miracles ........

Infinite Universes -

Each individual person's lives in infinite universes and therefore there are the number of individuals on the planet times infinity that constitutes the number of universes in existence at any one point in time in addition to those that have not yet been discovered both in outer space and inwardly!

Sunday, January 13, 2008

some family members just will not cooperate!



in those cases we just have to accept them as they present themselves to us -

So many forces -

There are so many forces in nature yet to be harnessed:



that we cannot allow any of the greatest achievements nor the worst attrocities even begin to distract us from moving forward and accomplishing so much greater:



Never forgetting means more about growing from where we are or have been and doing the most possible to not allow the negative forces to get in our way - ever!

Saturday, January 12, 2008

harnessing the vast energy that surrounds us

Although it may not be as constant as we would like, just as the sun is constantly being blocked off by the clouds, there is nevertheless a great deal of energy within the waves of the ocean just as the constant burning of the gases of the sun are a powerful source of energy -

It is just a matter of time before there are new discoveries as well as new looks taken at old ideas of ways of harnessing these sources of energy and great leaps of progress are begun to be made -

A difficulty in focus

Very often we are hindered in making great strides in learning new material and expanding our concepts of ideas and knowledge because of incidences and things that happen in everyday life which become overwhelming and take our focus of the main direction that we had been going in -

Take for example the World Trade Center in this picture - it is very beautiful and although it was the most tragic thing that has every happened to this country - for two reasons - one because it was just unthinkable that we have been attached on U.S. soil - and the Department of Homeland Security is an excellent program that has been created as a result of this tragic event, but it is even more tragic if the focus in the direction of growth and prosperity that we have been on for quite some time now is lost - that will be an even bigger tragedy -

It is imperative that we not lose our drive, focus and tenacity in our continued expansion of knowledge and growth in this world - and that we therefore continue on to make greater and more meaningful strides in the directions that we have been and continue to be headed in!

Friday, January 11, 2008

is it space or is something there?

What I am wondering now is whether what looks like empty space to us is really that or is there some other material that we have not yet been able to sense because we have not believe that is was there?


the biggest question for the moment -

If 98% of everything is still yet undiscovered - why would we want to explore discovering what is unknown or even a fraction of what we do not yet know?

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

but what does this all mean -

Simply put because thought is infinite - how we can imagine greater and greater things or smaller and smaller things can keep going without our reaching an end - it is just a matter of time and development of man's use of his mind in the direction of this process of conception sensing and measuring before he will be able to see from a certain perspective over time that there need be no end to this discovery process and therefore no beginning and no end to volord another word for everything which we have so far conceived of and also that all of that of infinity which we have not yet conceived of.

the next step -

consider the black hole or as we see today an infinite number of black holes like tremendously large vacuum cleaners sucking up various tremendous amounts of matter in the form of stars and solar systems and galaxies - what does it do with this matter? - where would these black holes go with all of the tremendous amounts of matter that they are virtually eating up?

Imagine the black hole in the shape of a twister here on earth - that twister many not be black since we can see it because we can see the particles of matter going in and pretty much coming out - but perhaps fast enough so that things become a blur as this process is taking place -

Now back to the black hole - let us imagine that the black hole that we are observing from the very top (let's say) of its twister shaped form is so powerful a vacuum that it is swallowing stars and galaxies and such large parts of our universe that as scientists have stated we cannot visibly see the matter once it has gone into the black hole because of its powerful suction force -

Now here is where we need a bit more imagination - imagine that this black hole is in the shape of the twister and if we look at it from the bottom end - a very small end of this cone - that we do not see the large funnel end but just a single point or what may be referred to a singularity - and then it spits out the matter that it has been sucking up from one end and then spits it out at the other end - forming an entirely new universe - (which might be perceived as a point of a big bang) -

If we imagine this happening infinitely with an infinite number of black holes and an infinite number of universes outside of our very own - we can see that there is a long way to go before we even come close to the next step in the process of understanding conception - sensing and measuring before we can even begin to say that we have begun to get anywere -

going outward after going inward -

Just as we have conceived and then developed the means both to sense and then measure the smaller and smaller bits of matter which make up that which we call matter here on earth - there is also a quest first with the mind and conception and then with the creation of those tool with which to sense and then measure that which we have conceived of in the voyage of the direction of outer space.

Right now, so far scientist and theologians have been referring to everything that they have conceived of so far as universe but know with the conception of string theory there have been conceived of the existence of a whole number - perhaps and infinite number of what we have been observing so far as our universe. Now the understand is that there are most probably (this means simply the conception is being formed and then there are the tools necessary to be created to discover or uncover these universes and measure them) some other explanation as well for both the big bang and both why and where this happens and where matter goes when it is absorbed by a black hole--------

the universe and then what

During each step of man's developing understand of what things are made of (an exploration into the smaller and smaller worlds of what exists as we go inside what was thought to be before - the smallest particle that things could be broken down into - subatomic particle, we are continuously faced with the fact that there are many things smaller than what actually exists but the fact is that we cannot see these smaller things (whatever we will name them for whatever reason) until we (our minds) develop to such an extent so as to both understand that there are things (bits of matter) that are infinitely smaller than anything that we have conceived of before this point in time and that in order to find these bits of matter it is required that we also conceive of ways to both find these and measure them - then out search or quest becomes not a matter of discovery (for our mind does the discovering for us) but to be able to create the vessels and then start on the voyage in order to reach that destination that we have in our minds seen as the next step or stop where we would like to arrive at - the same goes for outer space-----

How things work



If I take a drop of water from the ocean that drop is still made of the same substance as the ocean but from a certain perspective it seems as if it is no longer a part of the ocean - in reality all drops of water whether in the air or in the ocean in your kitchen sink or your bathtub and of course in a river, lake or creek are all part of the same substance of water - likewise all the matter that exists everywhere is like a drop of energy (just like the example of the drop of water above) and although any one drop of matter looks like it is separate from any other drop of matter it is all part of the same substance energy which has been shaped by other energy known as thought.

Relatively recently scientist have had two theories which they have been working on proving to explain the beginning of the universe and then to explain black holes and black matter and how all of these things fit together in order for them to understand the beginning of the universe and where it is going from here ----what will happen as time goes on - the latest theory referred to as string theory might help in the next step of understanding -----let's see ----

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Call this home -



How nice it is to be able to call this home at least for a few days out of the year every once in a while. I cannot express how much of a joy it is to be able to both feel so peaceful where I am staying and also how much that same feeling is everywhere in the surrounding area, for this is truly Paradise!