happy pictures

I see images of possibilities
past and present
mine and not mine

And wonder

If I will ever see
another chance
to be happy


Nascence of Nails

Banging through the street is he;
Passing through the street is me;
Passing across the banging, I see:
An old brown man, clutching many
Nails in his old brown hands,
But maybe with just as many
Nails in his old brown head
To sit at the table with Goldman-Sachs
Except for that he was born with the
Nails in his hands
Where others were born with the
Nails in their heads.

He Knows Better

I’m convinced I miss you
The truth is, I miss me
And the memory of how happy I used to be

The person who was with you
Could make others laugh
And see the future with confidence and clarity

He was a good-looking man
And a good one
And really good to me
And I’ll probably never do better than him.

Sometimes I think of calling him
Asking him to take me back
Promising him, “this time it’ll be different”
But I think he knows better.

1.1 Definitions (Updated 2018)

Fundamentals properties of the universe (existence, possibility, reality, δ-constant, ί) – The fundamental measures of the universe as dictated by the sublime question. Existence (ε) and possibility (τ) are both limit-defined scalars that can have any value between 0 and 1, but never 0 nor 1, and neither can share the exact value of the other at the same time. ε and τ have an inverse relationship with each other, and as they approach each other, they will avoid matching their values because the value of δ-constant always separates them. Reality always has a value of 1, except at it’s singularity poles (θ), where it has values of 0 and 1 simultaneously.

Existence ( ε ) The measure of all real “things” in the universe that have been expressed as true at a given point along the existential continuum, represented as a scalar between all values between the limits of 0 and 1. As ε approaches 1, τ approaches 0.

Possibility ( τ ) The measure of existence yet able to be expressed at any point along the existential continuum. Possibly may have an as-yet-to-be confirmed relationship with negative existence (έ). As ε approaches 0, τ approaches 1.

Reality ( Φ ) – In QR/BE literature, all instances of reality should be taken to mean “existential reality;” all references to “perceptual reality” will and should be written as such. While the reality of perception has 4 dimensions, existential reality has 5+1: x, y, z, έ, δ-offset, and ί. Don’t forget to double that if you include negative-reality. Reality can always be summed up as such: Φ = ε + τ + δ.
Reality, both in the theoretical and figurative meaning, can best be described as a fairly simple multi-limit container function running several other limit functions within. Why? The shortest answer to that is the poetic answer: the universe is asking itself the most important question it can, and it’s stuck between two answer that are not just terrible, they’re logically impossible. I know. You’ll probably have to read that chapter a few times before you have a chance of taking that seriously, but I wouldn’t be writing it if I wasn’t convinced.

δ-constant (δ) every jar needs to be missing a bean or two for the other beans to be able to slide around each other. The delta-constant (δ) is the reason any predicted calculation or experiment, no matter how meticulous, will always be just a bit off. It’s also the reason you were able to wriggle your pinky to scratch your bum five minutes ago when you thought no one was looking. It’s also why you aren’t a big, gross, colorless, tofu-textured mass fused with everything else in the universe. All that space between yourself and the walls of your house? Not really there. Things are actually quite crowded in existential reality, and more by the moment. Luckily, we don’t see that, and our representation of space is a nice illusion. That’s why mainstream scientists are confused why we’re speeding up and spreading apart when at some point we’re supposed to start folding back in. We are, we just can’t see it. To our eyes, the universe will appear keep stretching out, and out, and out, until… More on that in the future, though.
A final note about the delta: there’s every possibility that, with every iteration of reality, the δ-constant changes. So the constant might actually be a… uh… variable. But only while we don’t exist, so as long as we could possibly have a use for it, it stays a constant. There’s no way to find out for sure unless you figure out how to survive multiple instances of reality, but there’s no reason for it not to. In fact, if it did, it might create an outlet for certain universal stresses which might explain why cyclic reality is so sustainable, and remember, if it wasn’t sustainable, it might not exist in the first place. Who knows what iteration we’d be on?

( ί ) to be continued at a later date. I suspect some of you who pay attention to my mad ravings know what this is.

Causality the notion a thing in a state of existence must have another state of existence preceding and precipitating it, regardless if the state belonged to the same “thing” in question. The state preceding “causes” the state current to exist.

Causal Persistence (Law of) If information disappears when it is no longer true, then current states of existence would be impossible because the previous state’s causality generates information of its previous existence. Information, therefore, must be persistent throughout the existence continuum from the point it is created until the end of continuum cycle.

Configuration ( ε ), Existential Configuration – points along the existential continuum; similar to time in terms of perceptual reality, however, since time progresses relative to other elements of perceptual reality (i.e. existential symptoms) and has no constant relationship with existential reality, it is not useful for measuring it. Instead, we use configurations of existence, which are exactly that; for every state of (ε) between 0 and 1, there is a configuration(ε) of that value, which in functionality could be said to be a “slice” of the three-dimensional reality in the current state of its existence.

Existential Continuum – Rather than the space-time continuum, which is only a result of our perception of existential symptoms, the real measure of the universe is taken in the existential continuum.

Existential Direction – The direction in which the existential continuum is moving between singularity poles, which can be described as a simple one-dimensional Euclidian vector with two possible values: existence-positive (ε) or existence-negative (έ); the term possibility-positive (τ) can also be used interchangeably with existence-negative (έ). For the purposes of practicality, all QR/BE principles and discussion should be assumed within the context of existence-positive continuum, as either we likely can only exist on the existence positive plain, and if we don’t, then there isn’t any functional difference within existence-negative.

Existential Symptoms – derivative elements of perceptual reality: time, gravity, distance are the main three elements.

Metaphysics – the study of the first principles of things, including abstract concepts such as being, knowing, identity, time, and space; Metaphysics attempts to answer two basic questions: 1) Ultimately, what is there? 2) What is it like?

Metaphysiology – the aspects of individual somatic experience which lie beyond the scope of conventional physiology to describe; (specifically in G. H. Lewes’ terminology) the treatment of life and the mind as distinct from and requiring different criteria for explanation from questions of physiology (now historical).

Ontology – the study of existence: it’s nature, categories, and hierarchies.

Reductionism (physics) – the view that mechanical and physical properties of the universe can be described in completeness by its minimal parts, or that the whole of the universe operates according to the sum of its parts, and the approach taken by string theory and most quantum physics.
In QR/BE theory, the sum parts operate according to the whole of the universe, and sum parts can be any whole number between 0 and infinity, never 0 nor infinity, and their sum along with current δ-constant always equals the whole number 1 (see Law of Systems Dominance). If one were somehow able to determine the quantity of existence in the universe at a single point in time, I suppose that wheedling nerd could calculate the δ-constant with this equation: 1 = ((Σ2ε) + δ)­­­­­­⁻¹
Once they calculated the δ-constant, they could then theoretically calculate the remaining possibility, and therefore be able to pinpoint their current position on the continuum, with the following equation: 1 = ((Σε+τ) + δ)­­­­­­⁻¹

Reality Hurts (physics) – Oh, wait, no you couldn’t. While the δ-constant remains valid for the remainder of this iteration of reality, by the time you took five seconds to calculate it, the value of Σε probably changed at least 5 million times, depending on how many people were looking. And because time moves unpredictably in relation to existential reality, you couldn’t even make use it a decent guess. Congratulations, reductionist nerd. You counted all those particles for nothing. Pointless, just like your string theories and life at this point.

Singularity ( θ ) The end and beginning of existence. Similar to its function in the older big-bang theory, the singularity event is the condensation of all existence into one. Unlike the big bang, reality has two singularities — one each end of the existential continuum. At the singularity event, existence has reached 1 and possibility has reached 0, therefore reality takes the simultaneous values of 0 and 1. As you may recall from the fundamentals’ descriptions, neither existence nor possibility can have either of those values. Therefore, they don’t. The singularity is unsustainable, and both values are passed into negative existence. Meanwhile, back at the singularity’s twin at the beginning of the continuum, another round of reality resets with possibility set to just under 1 and existence just above 0.
NOTE: It is possible that the two singularities are really the just one in the same, as in the hypothetical inverse torus model of reality. Unfortunately, there is no way yet to even draw a diagram of this to communicate the ideas to other, since it would require six dimensions to demonstrate. For now, if you can imagine an inverse torus model, by all means. If not, the two-singularity model is functionally no different to the effect of QR/BE theory, as singularities are not places that can be visited by any existential particle or configuration simultaneously. Actually, they can’t be visited at all, because they don’t have time to exist.

System Dominance (Law of) – Systems are always the sums of their components. Systems always add up in the end, no matter the content of their components. Therefore, systems always take precedence over defining their components, and components can never be reliably used to define their system.

Whole Reality (Law of) – At all times in the existential continuum, reality is whole and must = 1 (see Law of System Dominance above). Therefore, reality’s whole value determines the values of its components: existence, possibility, and δ-constant always must add up to 1.