I am trying to imagine
What it is like
to fall into a
into a black hole.
can be much fun,
I gather with the wormhole, there is, even though very remote,
the possibility of traveling in time and space,
with the black hole,
It is just
Last week, as my trip to Israel was coming to an end I visited the Israeli Children’s Museum in Holon; my brother, his wife and my children and I, were led through an exhibit called Dialogue in the Dark.
This is an experience of complete and utter darkness, where you spend an hour, guided by a visually impaired instructor through a cityscape, boat journey, jungle, market, living and sound room, finishing with a café (chocolate, Bamba and coke, all for 20 Shekels). In the darkness. No light, you see. Not black hole, but, insight into the darkness, getting to use your senses and talk with someone about their experiences of life, of stigma and empathy, kindness and inconsiderate over-attention; guide dog and Danny collecting his son from kindergarten.
No, this isn’t like a black hole, it is just black (specs, phones and other electronics are all locked away before you enter).
Wormhole is different –
This is when you are stretched into infinity.
I don’t even want to pretend I have any real sense of what either are, just as I have no concept of visual impairment or blindness.
The important aspect for me was however, the sense of loss and disorientation. The absurdity that we take for granted through our senses.