The Mobius Strip

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Motion is the quintessential ingredient, the co-requisite for its twin, time. And space is their element. No chicken egg quandary there I’d think, first space had to exist, lonely and still, then, of a sudden, motion and time. But that would imply the anomaly of space having been eternal, a temporal concept, were that not so, then its creation would have involved motion and thus time, if but for the smallest micro instant, a comparative eternity.

Of course, it’s as likely, assuming spontaneous creation rather than eternal space, that all three came into existence simultaneously, exactly so, spawned by the perfectly balanced inchoate we imagine as naught. The great irony, the sum total of all possibilities, balanced as the absence of any possibility. The kind of irony a deranged divinity would find of interest, at least passingly so, could one exist, which would not be possible.

Was the Word preceded by the rumor of a word, a temporal anti-echo in the form of a singularity? Not all that likely given space and motion and time and beginnings. One ought perhaps to assume that beginnings precede endings and even middles, although there are Mobius strips.

Hmmmm. The Mobius Strip, a street, or at least a place to hang out over and over again. Pretty good name for a club or a band (I hear there is one although I’ve never heard it). A place for deranged divinities to hang. The music would obviously be something else, everything would be. Out of this world!!!

Perhaps located in the “No Boundary Zone” posited by James Hartle and Stephen Hawking.

© Guillermo Calvo Mahé; Manizales, 2017; all rights reserved. Please feel free to share with appropriate attribution.

Guillermo Calvo Mahé (a sometime poet) is a writer, political commentator and academic currently residing in the Republic of Colombia although he has primarily lived in the United States of America (of which he is a citizen). Until recently he chaired the political science, government and international relations programs at the Universidad Autónoma de Manizales. He has academic degrees in political science (the Citadel), law (St. John’s University), international legal studies (New York University) and translation studies (the University of Florida’s Center for Latin American Studies). He can be contacted at or and much of his writing is available through his blog at

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