This blue marble

– and yet it spins

The red door and Schrödinger’s cat

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reddoorAnd there it was, the red door, with the heart-shaped keyhole and a little chain knocker. It looked inviting – but how would I know whether behind it awaits opportunity – or challenge?

Nothing in life is ever one single thing or perspective. Just like Schrödinger’s famous cat: placed in a sealed box along with a toxin that can at any random time kill the cat, the cat is equally dead and alive at the same time. Until we dare to open the box to look. Schrödinger’s thought experiment is also called the “observer’s paradox”: we cannot know the outcome unless we dare to look. And by looking we influence the outcome. 

There is no security on this Earth. Only challenge. Or opportunity. The choice is yours.

(Helsinki, Finland; June 2015)

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