An event horizon is the point of no return near a black hole in space where the gravitational pull becomes so great escape is impossible. Once you cross the event horizon – that’s it – you get pulled into the black hole – into the singularity – no argument.
But right up to the event horizon nothing is predetermined.
So. My question is this – are there ‘event horizons’ in human actions and societies?
There do seem to be event horizons in evil. It does seem as if once a threshold of sorts is crossed it can be difficult not to be pulled into the vortex of evil.
But if that is true then it must be true that there is also an event horizon of good. A place that once we cross it we will be pulled – inexorably – towards goodness.
Like a physical event horizon, up to that very point it might look as if we are just wandering aimlessly in space when all the while we are working our way towards a big, important and valuable change for the better. Inching along –
Tiny, discrete, butterfly action
Tiny, discrete, butterfly action.
The man who removes a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.
- Astronomers Getting Ready To Take The First-Ever Photo Of A Black Hole (gizmodo.com.au)
- Fun Facts about Black Holes (needmoreshelves.wordpress.com)
- New telescope array will capture the first-ever photograph of a black hole (dailymail.co.uk)