Schrödinger’s Challenge

“In today’s challenge, show us what ‘gone, but not forgotten’ means to you.”
—WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge

Our cat, ET, was a crazy Blue-cream Tortie who left a legacy of love and memories, and though she is gone, she will never be forgotten. She was 5 years-old when my wife found her at the Humane Society and we had 10 good years with her.

ET had the ability to appear from, and disappear into, thin air and that always made me think about the famous thought experiment: Schrödinger’s Cat. I think of her every time the sun beams through the screen door at the front of our house.

ET proved that the box both exists, and does not exist, at the same time.

Schrodinger's Challenge © Allan G. Smorra, All Rights Reserved

Schrödinger’s Challenge
© Allan G. Smorra, All Rights Reserved

Erwin Schrödinger didn’t see this coming.

  19 comments for “Schrödinger’s Challenge

  1. December 13, 2014 at 10:17 AM

    a heart touching reminder to your cat – and the black box theory made me smile again…


    • December 14, 2014 at 6:35 AM

      She was a doll and, at times, seemed like she was from another planet—in a good way.

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  2. December 8, 2014 at 10:35 AM

    It is amazing how animals touch our hearts. I have lost cats, dogs and horses. My two dogs especially I still often “see” in their favorite spot on the front porch. They always stay with us. Lovely post – it brought back lots of memories!


    • December 8, 2014 at 11:37 AM

      Aaaahh, remember when…? I hope that your memories were the good ones. It amazes me what a profound effect a little fur baby can produce on us in a short time.

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  3. December 8, 2014 at 7:56 AM

    She’s so lovely. When a beloved pet leave us, this must be a hard experience to overcome.


    • December 8, 2014 at 11:35 AM

      It is a difficult situation to overcome. Our pets have been the Time Capsules of our lives, part of the good and the bad experiences; etched into the memories of those events when viewed looking back.

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      • December 8, 2014 at 6:16 PM

        That’s so true, pets are a part of the families from a long historical time to nowaday.

        Liked by 1 person

  4. December 7, 2014 at 5:29 AM

    Being a cat person, I could only think she is lovely and thank you.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Anonymous
    December 6, 2014 at 8:40 AM

    Fantastic photo – she’s probably perplexing Schrödinger in the afterlife…


  6. December 6, 2014 at 5:45 AM

    ET looks home! Fine photography…


    • December 6, 2014 at 6:02 AM

      Thanks, Al. She was a worm and fit right into our household.


  7. December 5, 2014 at 8:29 PM

    Sweet memories!


  8. December 5, 2014 at 8:27 PM

    What an enjoyable interpretation, Allan.



    • December 6, 2014 at 6:01 AM

      Thanks, Janet. I enjoyed your post and the links to your friends. This is truly a time of reflection and thanks-giving.


      • December 6, 2014 at 6:04 AM

        Allan, thanks for taking the time to go to my friends’ posts. Not being able to get a pingback is not only frustrating, but cuts down considerably on the number of visitors, as wading through the comments takes much longer and if you then go to pingback, you don’t know where you’ve already been.

        I love this time of year because Thanksgiving/thanksgiving is something we all need to do more often and then comes Advent with the culmination at Christmas and the coming of a new year, filled (we hope) with promise.

        As always, thanks for stopping and taking the time to comment as well. Have a wonderful weekend.


        Liked by 1 person

  9. December 5, 2014 at 5:36 PM

    That’s deep! 😀

    She was such a beautiful cat, and the photograph has a lovely light!


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