“Okay I’ll bite. What’s with the ladder and the people up there?”
“Oh, well that doesn’t matter.”
“It doesn’t? They don’t?”
“No, just crazy humans being crazy again.”
“Then we’re here, why?”
“Look at those geometric formations, circle of life, ladder to infinity, triangular and linear abstracts, the patterns of biophysics. Humanity looking up to the universe”.
“Ah, I think I’ve got it. You’ve figured out your formula for longevity!”
“Yes, standing here, observing the insanity, I suddenly noticed the relationship to all the various pieces of the puzzle … It finally fell into place … mathematically!”
“Fantastic! And who do you plan to share this secret of longevity with?”
Come and join in the fun. Write a flash fiction for Friday Fictioneers. Thank you David Stewart for the photo prompt for this week. Click on the link for all the particulars. Your gracious hostess Rochelle will guide you through the easy to follow steps!
Having a little fun this week. I think we take ourselves far too seriously some times.
For all my fellow American’s have a most excellent 4th of July (do remember why we celebrate this day) and for everyone else have a wonderful Thursday!
Thanks for stopping by,~ Penny
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hehe loved the last line. and i wish math was as fun and interesting as this… what great imagination. interesting read as always 🙂
Yes, math can be a real interesting … thing … to wrap one’s mind around. I agree with you. but writing about it was fun! Thanks kz! 🙂
Math was never my strong point, except arithmetic, I liked the balance of geometry, but I could never see the sense of algebra – I do now of course .
This was an enjoyable read and its always good to speculate on the natue of things
Hi Dee, Thank you. I agree. Math is usually in the mix somewhere, of things isn’t it?
Okay, share the formula! I’m ready for it,, lay it on me! Okay then, give it to those two up there but make sure they know it’s ok to tell me! C’mon, Penny! This isn’t funny, give me THE FORMULA already!!!
I have to get it back first, Perry! For security purposes, the government confiscated it (of course none of them plan to use it, they just took it to protect the rest of us from …um…something!) 🙂
That’s actually a very intriguing idea. I liked the part about seeing the people on top of the structure being the inspiration for a formula or theory of some kind. Thanks, Penny!
Thanks Kent! I myself was fascinated as much by the geometric shapes as I was the obvious ladder and people sitting on top of the structure!
That was a very original plot… but longevity might be a little boring up there….?
…to say the least! ha,ha!
As a rule, I dislike maths. But geometry I always enjoyed. Clever, and well written.
Hi Helena, Isn’t geometry wonderful, the only class in math I liked! Thank you very much!
I’ve been told moderation is a key …just one of them to a long and healthy life.
We should be so lucky to enjoy how we live. As well as share our blessings. 🙂
Yes, yes, and yes. Right there with those very wise words, jules! 🙂
The formula for longevity! Neat that it was born out of the “insanity” of the puzzling humans. I really liked this dialogue story.
Thank you zooky. We are all insane (I think, lol) Just some more than others. Okay a lot more than others, 🙂
Certainly not for me 🙂
Me neither! 🙂
the mathematical formula sounds convincing! Nicely done!
Thank you Gabriella. It’d be even better if it really worked, lol!
As Pogo said, “We have met the enemy, and he is us.” Fun piece. As for Math? I barely came through math classes with my dignity in tact. 😉
Hi Rochelle, thanks! I do understand. I grew up around a family of math people, and I wasn’t one of ’em! 🙂
Haha! that was cool. Hugs, Penny! Have a great day. Paula xxx
Good Morning (my time, lol) Paula. Glad I made you laugh! Big hugs!!!! xxx
Math is so elegant! I just wish I could do basic sums 🙂
Loved your post, it made me smile. Thank you.
I Tez, thank you, glad I made you smile, that was my goal! 🙂
Brought a smile to my face… enjoy the holiday..
Thank you Bulldog. I’m smiling at your smile my friend! xx
I always enjoyed math because it was logical but life certainly isn’t, so I don’t know how far the connection goes. 🙂 But it’s fun to speculate. Glad to know that good health is part of the equation!!
Happy Fourth to you, too, Penny.
Thank you janet! 🙂
Thank you, very much! 🙂
The unexpected once again. Interesting piece, Penny
Thank you Padmini! 🙂
You kind of blew E = mc^2 out of orbit Penny! Einstein’s theory alone doesn’t cut it and must be combined with the Pythagorean theorem and Eulers and Callan-Symanzik, and all the other greats…. because just like everything else, it all has to work together in cooperation otherwise there cannot be harmony. The same is true with how humanity relates to one another, all must be done with cooperation for no one human can be effective on their own. We can learn much from mathematics! Great post as always my friend 😉 xxx
Thank you Roxi, much appreciate your wise counsel and wisdom here. Yes all true indeed! Must think on this further! More exploration and research needed. Did I say thank you? Will repeat, thank you! 😉 xoxo
Oh, I just mentioned to StJ and Christina (in the comment section that Plato is coming to visit you) if you’d like to join in the comment fun of it all my friend! 🙂 xo
I hope the “Them” is Us–although longevity without good health would be a curse rather than a blessing.
Yup it includes US. No worries re: health, got it covered. Part of the longevity theorem encapsulates perfect health at a genetic level (of course! We’re talking serious intelligence here, lol) 🙂
Quite an intelligent way to view life. Mathematically, that is.
My family has always been convinced that mathematics is behind the life force of everything, lol.
Yay. Time to ascend the the ladder … wait … I need my stick … oh flippennjarggennreppensickendackk!!
I was talking to Farrah about the 4th July today. I asked her what the significance was. She said “oh .. it’s .. it’s .. it’s .. a war” LOL. We did chat about why the 4th July is such an important day in the calendar for Americans though.
Hi Alastair. Well Farrah is right about a war. Summing things up that is! 🙂 xx
Yep 🙂 I told her that we were the bad guys.
An interesting plot.. and an enjoyable read.
Thanks, just having some fun with this. A great picture isn’t it!
Ya, and a little mysterious as well. I still wonder what are these guys doing in the photograph? I think I need to write another story to figure that out, may be tomorrow!?
Because after all we writers try to figure out such things by ourselves.
We do don’t we (try to figure things out). Sometimes we are pretty good at it too, me thinks! 🙂
LOL I guess with my fear of heights I won’t be immortal like some declare Plato is…. 😉
Declare? It was written in a book, so it must be true. he lives on my street, he is always playing jazz on his Walkman and everything. He works in the chip shop with Elvis.
Nah he’s next door SteJ, I just had coffee with him and I think he’s off to visit Roxi next (thru his time travel machine). In spite of his disdain for women he does love intelligence. And he is having some problems in today’s world locating some (intelligence, not women, lol)!
Coincidentally there is a woman living at the other end of my street. Perhaps I mistook ‘our’ Plato for Prester John, he was always a bit elusive…Intelligence in a woman is intoxicating I must admit, that Plato is quite clever methinks.
Great piece Penny. There are lots of people who believe Math is is the answer to the universe.
Thanks! Most of my family members agree with that one, I’m in the middle between math and the mystery of the unknown, lol!
Often hard to argue with maths people. Me, I’m with the unknown that way life seems more random and exciting.
I agree with you! 🙂
here i. first!
Hi Stefan, a pleasure to have you visit, my dear friend! Have a restful night of dreams and may your 4th of July be an excellent day for you! Much love, Penny xo