this is by no means anything i would see as a poem—i just wanted to post this because i really, really miss you. i miss you and i miss how very in love i am with you and how far from love it was for you, because i saw it in your eyes when i caught you looking away. i saw it and the stars and the universe and the meaning of eternity within a finite amount of time—two milliseconds, to be exact, just enough for two eyes to meet—and i saw the future, and for a moment it was like i wanted you and you actually wanted me too. and i saw it: long nights at the beach, kisses by the fire, fingers intertwined, colours—shades i never thought existed—and us. i saw us and what we could've been, and for a split second i thought i'd found it. what i've spent an eternity looking for. i really, really thought i'd found it, but then your eyes shifted and my heart shifted and suddenly the moon was casting a spotlight onto you, and then suddenly you were looking at her, and then suddenly i realized we were never meant to be. we were never meant to be, ever since i realized i felt for you what you felt for her, and i miss you. i miss you so damn much but you wouldn't care, would you?
It is commonly known that, if you accelerate an object, its mass will increase; however, to understand why this phenomenon occurs, we mustn’t think of the object’s mass increasing. Instead, we should think of its energy.
In physics, mass is just simply locked up energy. We call this type of mass, ‘inertial mass.’ Essentially, inertial mass is the amount of resistance that a physical object has to any change in its motion (this includes the resistance that a body has to acceleration or to directional changes). According to the theory of relativity, gravitational mass is always the same as inertial mass. However, when we speak of an objects mass increasing due to acceleration, we are really talking about its inertial mass increasing.
So when we think of mass as energy, we can begin to understand why an object will increase its ‘mass’ as it speeds up. As an object increases in speed, so does the amount of energy that it has, this energy is what we refer to as ‘the increase in mass’ (just remember, this is inertial mass).
This understanding of mass and energy makes it a little easier to understand one reason why we can never reach the speed of light. The energy of a particle diverges to infinity as it approaches the speed of light. Since we can never have infinite energy for a particle, the speed of light cannot be reached. Since an object has infinite kinetic energy when it approaches the speed of light, it therefore has infinite mass as well.
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