Dilemma: The Multiverse

Shopping in Tokyo
Only I see
the Monster pass

Telling stories rather than listening to them is new for me. How do you decide which version of your work is ‘best’? Do you naturally make multiple versions? Do you have a single strong voice with which you are confident?

Yesterday’s blog was such fun. So I decided to revisit and reinterpret some old works. Ones that, when I originally made them, had a hazy internal sub-narrative. The exercise will be to tweak them to express that more clearly.

In reading the 18th Century poets different translators, different implications.

I am not an enthusiastic shopper. Yet Tokyo is one place in where I do like to browse. Shopping in Tokyo had a few multiverse alternatives. I’m unsure about the one I chose. What do you think?

Shopping in Tokyo
no-one sees
the danger pass

Shopping in Tokyo
no-one sees
the Monster pass

Shopping in Tokyo
Only I see
the marvel pass

Preoccupied shoppers
marvels pass
unheeded

Preoccupied shoppers
marvels pass
unnoticed

All slightly different in meaning. But different enough to matter? Words, like fractal geometry, could have infinite iteration. Given that multiverse concepts allow infinite variety, how do you choose just one version? Should we hide our multiverses?

There some very interesting theories on why variation arises. For some thoughts about the multiverse have a look at Doctor’s site: https://kaahsh.com/2020/07/20/alternate-universes-and-multiple-universes/