The song of birds,he had the words

He ‘d held me in his arms and said,
what I had a never read;
That life is more than learned discourse.
So as he spoke, I watched his face
And his  soft blue eyes;of course
Which eyes gave out a natural force
Yes,almost like a poet’s words
Or songs of subtle, hidden birds
So how he moved me like no other man;
No matter how they think they can,
They lose the step and do not dance
And never ever  risk a chance
A leap when they might lift me high
Above their head. I’d want to fly.
Yes, form and feeling  create a note
To express those feelings more remote…..
We do not need to speak or write
We have both touch and  our  eyesight.
And yet our human discourse  needs
An anchor,lest the current’s speed
Should crash us down on Coniston,
And we’d be gone,unwound undone
Just write it down
A verb ,a noun
A string of sighs,our mouths,our eyes.
A paragraph that never dies,
within the finger tips and cries
For pen and paper,need to save
Some part of you, beyond your grave.
Your gaze no more will  rest on me
Yet in its light, I’ll live and be.


Do not leave me


Do not leave me for  the desolate  grave.
Do not leave me  here when you are gone
Do not leave me   to whom love  you gave
Do not leave me

My   tender arms, I stroke  and gently bathe
To soothe my mind , when  near me there is none.
Do not leave me for  the desolate  grave
Do not leave me

For   our humorous love ,I ever crave
A founding ground we have built upon
Do not leave me   to whom love  you gave
Do not leave me

A sorrow deep convulses like a wave
Washes me of  hope, of memories  done
Yet do not leave me for  the desolate  grave.
Do not leave me

I love not the charisma  of men suave
I love your voice and all our passion spun
Never leave me   to whom love  you gave
Never leave me.

In my heart, your name shall be engraved
In my mind,  you circle like the sun
Do not leave me for   your desolate  grave
Do not leave me  for death’s dark embrace~
That dark embrace

How our expectations affect our lives




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These expectations of positive or negative responses from others have been shown to lie at the heart of adult relationships as well. Geraldine Downey and her colleagues, for example, have demonstrated that people who anxiously expect negative responses from others have more fragile relationships, perceive rejection in ordinary behavior, respond to conflict and rejection in ways that undermine their relationships, and become less engaged with and do less well in their academic institutions over time (e.g, Pietrzak, Downey, & Ayduk (2005). Adult-relationship researchers have shown not only that these expectations consistently predict how well people function in relationships and interpersonal settings, but also that these beliefs are malleable (Baldwin & Dandeneau, 2005; Mikulincer & Shaver, 2007). Expectations of rejection can be particularly harmful for minority students as they try to fit into historically White institutions. Thus, Walton and Cohen (2007) developed an experimental intervention aimed at African American students and designed to increase their expectations of acceptance. Participants, first-year college students, were taught that doubts about belonging in college are common at first but short-lived. They were presented with survey statistics, as well as personal testimonies from upperclassmen, and they wrote a speech (delivered to a video camera) explaining why people’s perceptions of acceptance might change over time. Students in the control group engaged in similar activities but with respect to their political belief

Observer effect (physics) From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


For other uses, see Observer effect.

In physics, the term observer effect refers to changes that the act of observation will make on a phenomenon being observed. This is often the result of instruments that, by necessity, alter the state of what they measure in some manner. A commonplace example is checking the pressure in an automobile tire; this is difficult to do without letting out some of the air, thus changing the pressure. This effect can be observed in many domains of physics and can often be reduced to insignificance by using better instruments or observation techniques.

In quantum mechanics, there is a common misconception (which has acquired a life of its own, giving rise to endless speculations) that it is the mind of a conscious observer that causes the observer effect in quantum processes. It is rooted in a basic misunderstanding of the meaning of the quantum wave function ψ and the quantum measurement process.[1][2]

According to standard quantum mechanics, however, it is a matter of complete indifference whether the experimenters stay around to watch their experiment, or leave the room and delegate observing to an inanimate apparatus, instead, which amplifies the microscopic events to macroscopic[3] measurements and records them by a time-irreversible process.[4] The measured state is not interfering with the states excluded by the measurement. As Richard Feynman put it: “Nature does not know what you are looking at, and she behaves the way she is going to behave whether you bother to take down the data or not.”[5]

Historically, the observer effect has also been confused with the uncertainty principle.[6][7]

Are we certain of uncertainty?





“For clarity’s sake, one should be aware that the uncertainty principle is not the same as the observer effect, which states that the act of observing a phenomenon will change the phenomenon itself.  The uncertainty principle is more about how precisely something can be measured in two dimensions such as position and momentum, simultaneously.  In common parlance, the two theories are often confused”



John Steinbeck apologised



When you think of political correctness, consummate white-guy novelist and Nobel Laureate John Steinbeck probably doesn’t come to mind. But way back in 1937, he actually apologized for the representation of people of color in his novel Tortilla Flat.

The book tells the story of a community of Northern California Hispanics called paisanos. In Steinbeck’s telling, they are joyous drinkers and dancers, who loaf and down wine and live in happy community with another. The author was earnest in his admiration for the paisanos, but his portrayal would make many modern readers uncomfortable.W