Lonely Quarks

Lonely Quarks[1]

Space, there’s so much of it and so little matter, at least in comparison.  I wonder just how empty space is, especially in the intergalactic realms?  What must it be like for a lonely quark, very far away from home?  Of course, loneliness is a very relative thing: one can be lonely in a crowd or just fine all alone.

Can quarks survive alone or will it turn out that like most other things, they’re actually communities of even smaller things, perhaps imperceptible things, at least with the sensory attributes we currently bring to bear.  Perhaps they’re universes playing out nano-secundic eternities.

I wonder how much space emotions occupy and where?

[1] © Guillermo Calvo Mahé; Manizales, November 11, 2011; all rights reserved