#InMyFeelingsFriday: Superposition (Reflection)

I don’t believe in fate
No psychic vision
But when things fall into place, superposition
In any universe you are my dark star

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Young the Giant

Indie rock band Young the Giant has always been favorite of mine since their hit “Cough Syrup” rocked my soul in 2011.
Their 2018 release “Mirror Master” is great and I encourage anyone to take a listen. Today they released another version of the first track on “Mirror Master”, Superposition (Reflection). The song melds the poetry of science with the beauty of love. Superposition is defined as the action of placing one thing on or above another especially so that they coincide, usually sound waves. In the first line of the song, lead vocalist Sameer sings of not believing in fate or psychic visions but of relying on chemistry to overcome the space between them. Although superposition is technically physics I get the sentiment just the same. Let’s not worry about whether it’s meant to be, the connection is clear between us so let’s explore it


I don’t believe in fate
No psychic vision
But when things fall into place, superposition
In any universe you are my dark star


I want you to want me
Why don’t we rely on chemistry?
Why don’t we collide the spaces that divide us?
I want you to want me

Popular culture tends to put romantic love on this magical pedestal of meet cutes and predestiny and that’s why this song has me in my feelings this week, because it scoffs at that idea. All of that stuff is noncommittal, I want you, so let place ourselves in each others lives and see what happens.


Superstition aims with imprecision
But when things can’t be explained, superposition, oh
In any universe you are my dark star

Photo by Bryan Goff on Unsplash

Author: Tawni

Tawni is a California girl currently loving her life in Atlanta,GA. When she isn’t daydreaming or buried in a book, you’ll find her brunching with friends or seeing her favorite bands. As an aspiring writer and lover of all things creative, she hopes to inspire people to not only "exist" but live purpose filled lives.

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