Last night’s ‘weird thought while sitting on the toilet’ was that life is like a wave.
Every day, and every moment in the day, feels like the crest of a wave might feel like if it had feelings. Life is current and fresh and happening and moving. All the emotions felt at that moment are current. Tomorrow that feeling will have moved on and the emotions will have diminished like the wave which has moved along the surface of the water. But that feeling of being in the present continues and never dissipates, it just organically changes, like the shape of the crest of the wave. It isn’t the same water but it looks the same. The past recedes and flattens, the future is ahead and flat, but the present is high and moving.
Examining the physics behind what a wave is, my theory makes sense. A wave, in physical terms, is a disturbance or oscillation that moves through either matter or space, accompanied by a transfer of energy. The particles themselves do not move far, if at all, it is the energy that turns the matter into a wave. So the present and current is the energy and that energy moves through that linear constant we call time, which is life, until the wave breaks on the beach.
So life is like a wave.