Action at a Distance


On “action at a distance” of particles:

“…
if particles have definite states even when no one is looking (a concept known as realism) and if indeed no signal travels faster than light (locality)… (and, as has) recently it’s been discovered … you can keep locality and realism by giving up just a little bit of freedom.” This is known as the “freedom-of-choice” loophole.

…………………………………………………… —per physicist John Bell


He was not looking but

she was not an apparition
standing at the center of the room
loving him

She was standing but

being there in that spot
precisely where she was,
not on the moon, say,
nor in the wind gathering speed
toward eternity (though
that wind always blew) he knew she
loved him

They were free but

things are not always what they seem.
The world’s a funny place.
Even Einstein said parts of it are spooky,
yet we love and hate
in the places we stand
practicing all in freedom, or not

Yet he knew
.

Jim Culleny
2/8/17