12477728534dlbjtcHello everyone, I hope you are having a good week so far! Welcome to Saturday. For this week’s philosophical story challenge I want to bring us back to the Greek philosopher Heraclitus and his most widely used phrase: “You could not step twice into the same river; for other waters are ever flowing onto you.” The idea behind this is that water is constantly in motion and as such we are never stepping into the same water. Heraclitus used this statement to express the core idea of his philosophy; that the universe, like water, is constantly in motion. We are never in the same place twice. Even now, as you sit at your computer reading this, you have moved thousands of miles in space around our sun. Similarly, the cells in our bodies are constantly changing and moving throughout our lifetime. This week, I want you to write a story in which there are as few constants as possible and everything is changing from one moment to the next. How would we know anything? How would we communicate? What would we look like? Explore the idea of a universe that is in much more motion than even our own. As always, keep yours stories within 100-1000 words if you want to post them on here, but feel free to go beyond that for your own personal writings. Have fun!

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