The Photon and the Dancing Mania

As you may have read on another of my posts, photons are everything.  Really: they are everything.  Now there is evidence that one of the world’s oldest unsolved mysteries – the dancing mania of the 1500s – was caused by photons.

In the 1500s, the European continent was sometimes subsumed by dancing mania.  This was not your ordinary voluntary socially sanctioned means by which to advertise your wares to the opposite sex.  No, this was involuntary – convulsive – dancing – that went on until dozens of participants had dropped dead.   Some of them died after six or seven days of continuously ongoing, manic dancing.

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Beelzebub’s Bargain: The Quantum

Coffee.  It was the coffee that was always the same, perhaps with the exception of those subtle  aromatic imaginings, induced into all those who partook of it.  It was the cohesive thing that they always could count on.  The line drawn from one part of their lives to the next, could be connected with coffee.

Her hair had spots of white by now, but the island sun may have been part of the blame for that.  Like the coffee, she was mostly unchanged by the swirl of events they had witnessed together, and which remained the consumer of most of their thoughts.  Today’s event stood high, and was of much importance to the sun bleached pair.  Barry and Cindi slid their empty mugs together on the  counter-top,  pushed off of their stools, and slipped out onto the gravel side street next to the Island Cafe.

It was a short trek to the wharf.  Every destination on the island was a short trip, given the size of the little anomalous dot of terra firma they had called home since Costa Rica.

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DOC: July 11’th 2018

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