This piece is inspired by contemplation on the Everett-Wheeler many worlds interpretation of quantum reality, now largely ignored in favour of M-theory,
Many-worlds implies that all possible alternate histories and futures are real, each representing an actual “world”. In layman’s terms, the hypothesis states there is a very large—perhaps infinite—number of universes, and everything that could possibly have happened in our past, but did not, has occurred in the past of some other universe or universes. When we die perhaps we continue to exist in other dimensions/worlds. A difficult concept to grasp, easier if you just call it heaven .
I walked through a mirror one night,
and turning about I saw the back of
a head .
Was there another me,
a mirror stand in,
preserving mirror law.
Or had I been so quickly replaced,
and now had a different face.
I wondered should I go back,
and snap about saying caught you
Proving the deceit of mirrors as
two different faces looked at
Who was there to see him, not I.
Perhaps I see only the face I want
to see or I am permitted to see.
Then I stepped back out, turned
and saw nothing .