Inifinity in a blade of grass
“If you fell outward to the limit of the universe, would you find a board fence and signs reading DEAD END? No. You might find something hard and rounded, as the chick must see the egg from the inside. And if you should peck through the shell (or find a door), what great and torrential light might shine through your opening at the end of space? Might you look through and discover our entire universe is but part of one atom on a blade of grass? Might you be forced to think that by burning a twig you incinerate an eternity of eternities? That existence rises not to one infinite but to an infinity of them?
“Perhaps you saw what place our universe plays in the scheme of things - as no more than an atom in a blade of grass. Could it be that everything we can perceive, from the microscopic virus to the distant Horsehead Nebula, is contained in one blade of grass that may have existed for only a single season in an alien time-flow? What if that blade should be cut off by a scythe? When it begins to die, would the rot seep into our universe and our own lives, turning everthing yellow and brown and desiccated? Perhaps it’s already begun to happen. We say the world has moved on; maybe we really mean that it has begun to dry up…
Lesson #125: तो to - So, Then + Comparing
In today’s lesson we’re going to look at a very common little Hindi word, but a word that can often be quite tricky to understand and use correctly. The word is; तो to. Have you ever seen it before? You should have because for a start it came up last lesson! Anyway hopefully by the end of this lesson you should understand this word perfectly so are you ready to get into it?
तो to has two general uses, so let’s look at them one at a time. I mean, that would be the sensible thing right? Here’s an example sentence demonstrating the first use of तो to. Have a read of it a few times, then after I’ll explain…
तो आप संजय हैं? to aap sanjay hain?
- So, you’re Sanjay?
That was quite straight forward yeah? Can you see what तो to has done to this sentence? That’s right, it’s real easy; starting the sentence with तो to is just like starting an English sentence with ‘so’. And that’s the first use of तो to. Easy hey! Let’s look at a few more examples…