A desultory quest in search of "quant," a word which seemed to have made itself up out of nowhere, led to:
"A deep state of consciousness revealing a multidimensional quantum field as described in transpersonal psychology. A deep state of consciousness wherein one may experience unity with the divine singularity commonly known as God in the christian religion. Mystical experience.
I achieved great insight about personal healing while in a state of quantiousness."*
Shucks! Bloody well . . . .
My favorite dictionary, a grand daddy Webster's, unabridged, sagacious and sere says:
quant, n. [ME, quante, whante, a pole, a stick, a rod.] A pole: specifically, a bargeman's pole with a flat cap to prevent its penetrating the mud; also a
jumping pole, similarly fitted, used in soft or boggy places; the cap
of such a pole.
The word serves other purposes. It is also used to describe mathematicians --? employed by Wall Street firms (with an undertone of "grunt?"). At any rate, the surprise was that a word seemingly up for grabs had already been corralled, and not just on The Lone Star Ranch. Go to urbandictionary.com* to see the incredible proliferation.
There is a magnetic tug, which no dictionary can explain, that pulls in pretenders such as quaint, quin
secrets of the living dead
all buried in everyday banter
taken for granted without examination
the whole salad is tossed single handedly
(and the sound . . .?)
a car passing in the night
ghost of railroads past
of incalculable age
are here now
Dear parents, thank you for the ride.
Taking it further: The quants are with us!
Not stopping anywhere: Shimmering roof tops, the summer knows, are gatherings of tile, shingles, scattered words, pointillistic bits of fire cracking laughter just out of reach.
No denizen of Wall Street wields a whante, yet those quantum mechanics have stolen fire from physicists. And their sycophants have followed suit, hacking a distinguished forefather:
(according to Webster's II):
[Lat., neuter of quantus, how great]
1. A quantity or amount.
2. A specified portion.
3. Something that can be measured or counted.
a. an indivisible unit of energy, equal for radiation of frequency v to the product hv, where h is Plank's constant.
b. The particle mediating a specific type of fundamental interaction.
yes, yes and now
f u r t h er:
the specifics which can be measured
roof tops, scattered words, units of energy, beliefs, and their derivatives
are entities of mind:
stay with them
and die on Wall Street
the hollowness of everyday reality
that fly on the windowsill
the wind blows through the room
if you are old enough to read this
why aren't you doing something else?
pretend the ancients already had
their validation stamp
I yam what I yam
and what I yam is all what I yam
and you ancients --
aren't you already laughing?