String Theory, for those who without a physics degree or have never watched The Elegant Universe on PBS, is the idea that all matter is composed of tiny, vibrating strings. What makes an apple different from an orange? A dog different from a cat? You different from me?
Basically, because everything dances to its own vibration.
String Theory is a Theory of Everything. Unfortunately, we lack the ability to view (and test) something even smaller than an electron, and thus it cannot be proven or disproven. Yet.
Chinese (Red) String Theory is based on this simple proverb:
An invisible red thread connects those who are destined to meet, regardless of time, place, or circumstances. The thread may stretch or tangle but will never break.
While most commonly thought of as being about two lovers, connected by a thin, red string of fate, the proverb does not discriminate the type or limit itself to one specific relationship.
What if, instead, we are born with a red string tethering us to everyone we will ever meet? Wouldn’t that mean we’re all connected? Perhaps not directly, but through someone else we’re attached to? And so on and so forth until…
It is the Theory of EveryONE.
Though most proverbs were written long before computers and the internet were conceived, I like to believe everyone who comes across this blog was destined to do so for one reason or another. Just as it’s mine to read yours.
To everyone who finds themselves here today, may your Valentine’s Day be filled with shortened red strings to the people you love.