The existence of parallel universes may seem like something cooked up by science fiction writers, with little relevance to modern theoretical physics. But the idea that we live in a “multiverse” made up of an infinite number of parallel universes has long been considered a scientific possibility – although it is still a matter of vigorous debate among physicists.
There are four instances in my life that I can recall clearly that make me wonder about this theory…
1. I was riding my bicycle when we lived in Niles as a kid and suddenly there was a tree right there on the corner of the sidewalk where I always disembarked to cross the street to the next sidewalk, needless to say I ran right into the darn thing.
2. When I went to see Betsy’s Wedding (with Molly Ringwald) and I sat there wondering how I had seen it before (no seriously I had SEEN it) when in fact it was it’s opening weekend but I was like, how is this possible? I’ve already seen it but that’s not possible… because I’ve never seen it before.
3. I was driving back from Orlando once just like I had many times before when I noticed a sign literally fade into view, it. was. not. there. before.
4. I was driving past the Park on Park next to the library and noticed a massive tree that wasn’t there before, I’m serious it was pretty sparse the many times I had been through there but I always thought the view was lovely but suddenly there was a really really old tree there smack in the middle of it, like huge, no way to miss the dang thing ya know?
This I think may be the answer to the where did I put [item name] when I can’t find something around the house…me and the other me’s in the other universes must all be sharing a dremel, house keys, 11¢ (because that keeps popping up everywhere), glasses, a wallet, coffee cups, and crafting supplies that I KNOW I put away and even had witnesses to me putting said things somewhere…
And then there is that one me somewhere with a frickin pile of left socks wondering where the heck they all came from, lol.