My mind seems to be occupied with thoughts other than what I would consider 'blog fodder'. I am trapped in a cycle of thoughts that most of you (perhaps all of you) probably would not find enjoyable to read. I'll try to explain.
For as long as I can remember, I have enjoyed learning about Einstein. To me, his was the greatest mind of the 20th Century. And for some time, I have enjoyed repeating his thought experiment, wherein he would imagine himself riding on a photon of light. It took time (a long time) but I finally came to understand how Special Relativity works. I came to see how the system balances time against speed, relative to the speed of light.
The problem is there are assumptions Einstein made which don't make any sense to me. One of those has to do with the 'speed limit' he assumed (nothing can go faster than light). Another has to do with the increase in mass as one approaches the speed of light and the ever increasing amount of energy required to accelerate further as one nears the speed of light.
I don't agree with elements of his theory - at least, on the surface. They are counter-intuitive. I have found that on the macro scale (the big stuff), the universe almost invariably makes absolute sense. It is at the quantum level that the Universe gets really strange, but not at the big end of things. And yet it is at this end of things that I find myself unable to understand Einstein's assumptions and theory. Maybe it's because I have no solid background in Physics that my discomfort with his assumptions exists. Maybe.
In the meantime, I am lost in, stuck in, a train of thought that you most certainly will find boring.
And I'm not going to burden you with it.