Now reading: Principles of Uncertainty

Now reading: Principles of Uncertainty

According to wikipedia,

the uncertainty principle is the statement that locating a particle in a small region makes the momentum of the particle uncertain, and conversely, measuring the momentum of a particle precisely makes the position uncertain.

I was generously gifted with this book, Principles of Uncertainty by Maira Kalman, for Christmas. It is a hefty book. It feels heavy in your hands. The pages are glossy and better yet, they are richly illustrated. The illustrations are as profound and poetic as the messages written within. It is the book most of us wish we were talented enough to write.

I haven’t finished reading the book yet even though I’ve had it in my hands for almost a month now. I just couldn’t stand to devour it in a day or two as is my usual habit. I have been savoring it. Letting the words roll off my tongue and swirl in my head as I view the illustrations. Sometimes, I go back to the previous page, always thinking that I missed something. Some secret message of sorts. Maybe a secret code in the pictures? I don’t know. I just feel compelled to do so.

Even though I haven’t read through the whole book yet, and it will probably be a while before I finish it at the rate I’m going, I just wanted to share it with you in case you too feel compelled to feel its pages.

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