The tiny echo

February 2016

Gravitational waves
were detected last week, I said.

What are they? she asked.

It’s Einstein’s theory of General Relativity, I said.
Think of space (spacetime, I should have said)
as a rubber sheet.
Where there are heavy things on it,
like stars and planets, it bends
downwards. That’s gravity.

Oh! she said. Of course!

Yes, like ripples, I said. Einstein predicted it
years ago, and now he’s been proved correct. Of course.

But gravity is very weak.
It takes something huge
to make a tiny echo.
They detected the tiny echo
of two black holes whomping together
(my two fists punched each other)
a billion years ago.

A billion years, she said.

Yes, I said. It’s all over the web.
Everyone knows.

I didn’t know, she said.

From A coat of ashes

1 thought on “The tiny echo”

  1. Might and Delight invites you to the ethereal otherworld of Tiny Echo and poses the question – what lives do the little spirits of the undergrowth live? Take a walk into a never before seen realm and explore a tranquil and mysterious world teeming with shades trying to make it through another daily cycle. Uncover new locations and characters by solving puzzles in this lovingly crafted world as you play the role of Emi tasked with delivering messages to the spirits. Tiny Echo is a quintessential Might and Delight title with the perfect blend of aesthetic elegance coupled with a soothing soundtrack composed by Mount West.

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