Monday, March 6, 2017

Unraveling The Mystery

Having lived here in Fuengirola for more than 4 years, I recognize many of the people I see on my walks around town. One man always stands out when I'm on the Paseo (the boulevard that runs for miles alongside the beach). I have never yet seen this man without a book in his hands. I've always thought it's great that he's out walking in the fresh air but I've been concerned about his poor posture and lack of natural motion caused by his reading (as if it's any of my business).




I've wondered what books keep him so absorbed. Obviously some kind of beach reading. But the books always look like workbooks or user's manuals. Way too big for "Fifty Shades of Grey."

Sunday, I managed to catch a glimpse of the cover of his current book. Let's call it a murder mystery — because I know reading it would kill me.

FÍSICA CUÁNTICA (QUANTUM PHYSICS)!

I got a [big] bang out of my discovery...

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  1. I would not get past the table of contents!

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    1. anne marie:
      I'm not sure I would even attempt opening the book.

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  2. Hey, I thought "Fifty Shades of Grey" WAS a workbook or user's manual?

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  3. Maybe he has to walk while reading that, to stay awake while reading that?

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    1. Travel:
      I'd love to know what he read before that!

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  4. Why it's the perfect reading for a beach stroll.

    Not.

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    1. Bob:
      Maybe he doesn't speak Spanish. THAT might make it more interesting.

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  5. He could be one of the world's leading physicists who is conducting an experiment to determine the effects of walking and reading at the same time......at the atomic level of course!!
    You are one alert fella, Mitch.

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    1. Jim:
      I'd now love to know his story. Maybe I'll strike up a conversation one of these days... if he ever takes his nose out of his book.

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  6. So much better than reading on a treadmill or elliptical. I am impressed that he can read anything while walking - when I read I have no awareness of the world around me and I would stumble off the curb to fall flat on my face. Another "death by book" murder.

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    1. Wilma:
      I couldn't walk and read at the same time. I have enough trouble watching my step when I've simply got my iPod playing.

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  7. Wow, that certainly isn't light reading! I imagine he would be an interesting man to talk to.

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    1. Cat Lover:
      Oh, I'm not quite sure how interesting THAT conversation would be... He says: "Alice and Bob can both alter the quantum state of a photon as it passes them by, producing a different result depending on the order they act. But if the path of a proton is in a quantum superposition, it's impossible to say who went first." I say: "Who's Bob?"

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  8. I hope he doesn't step into an open manhole.

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    1. Stephen:
      I've never even seen him lose his footing or walk into anyone. It must be something to do with quantum physics.

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  9. You never know who is sharing the streets with you, do you ? :-)

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    1. Heron:
      It's fascinating to consider all the things going on around us.

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  10. Apparently our PM knows about Quantum Physics:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eak_ogYMprk

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    1. Willym:
      And, in contrast, have you seen the brilliance of President Agent Orange? https://youtu.be/sl5Xb5XoGTU

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  11. The ongoing joke in physics is if you say you understand quantam physics than you don't know quantum physics. I have a good youtube link to teach you this topic if you desire.

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    1. Spo:
      Oh, thank you so kindly... but, no thanks. I do NOT desire.

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  12. My favorite line from that song: "Australopithecus would really have been sick of us."

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    1. Walt the Fourth:
      Oh, we would have such a good time together (and probably drive Ken and Jerry crazy). I almost used that line for the title of this post. My favorite, too.

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  13. a great book for the beach, no doubt. Who reads at the beach anyhow? You play in the sand!.

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    1. Laurent:
      Large books make good beach pillows.

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