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  1. Peter
    May 9, 2016 @ 4:36 pm

    Thank you for the lovely note. What started under that desk in the physics lecture hall has created a quantum entanglement that will last forever.

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    • Gerda Saunders
      May 9, 2016 @ 4:52 pm

      I of course had to look up your fancy term, “quantum entanglement,” Peter. It turns out to be a love note in itself: “Quantum entanglement is a physical phenomenon that occurs when pairs or groups of particles are generated or interact in ways such that the quantum state of each particle cannot be described independently — instead, a quantum state must be described for the system as a whole.” Or, as Anne Bradstreet has it, “If ever two were one, then surely we.”

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  2. jon robertson
    May 9, 2016 @ 5:54 pm

    Gerda and Peter,
    I love your LOVE story. I am fascinated by quantum entanglement, especially when referring to love and romance. It’s the unseen and mystical connection of love that is so similar to subatomic particles and their attraction to each other. The basic idea is that two particles can be intimately linked to each other even if separated by billions of light years of space: a change induced in one will affect the other. Maybe lasting love is found in the entangled space between entangled particles/souls. Someday we will share our story of love and romance. Yours is inspiring.

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    • Gerda Saunders
      May 9, 2016 @ 8:00 pm

      Thanks so much, Jon. Shauna has told a bit of your love story on her blog, but I will make sure to ask you two for more details when we see each other, soon I hope. I’m still checking out the dancing dates. I love to know how people met and fell in love. Especially when it is as lasting a love as yours. I have always been attracted to physics, and not that i cannot do the math any more I gladly use it as a metaphor. Your description of how you see quantum entanglement is sheer poetry.

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  3. Marie Schur
    May 12, 2016 @ 9:59 pm

    How beautiful! You two seem just perfect for each other.

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    • Gerda Saunders
      May 12, 2016 @ 10:13 pm

      Thanks for your kind remark, Marie. We were lucky that at each difficult point in our marriage the one or the other of us was able to grow in a direction that led back to the other. I wish you all of the best.

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