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ENGLISH LANGUAGE by lombregrise




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A hermit died. No one knew.
My third six-word story. Inspired by Erwin Schrödinger's thought experiment (explained here: [link]) and that ever-so-famous philosophical question, "If a tree falls in the forest and no one's around to hear it, does it make a sound?"

Say there's a hermit living somewhere, so removed from society that no other human knows about him (this isn't very far-fetched), and suddenly he dies... and no one knows.

Just something to think about. ;)

Also, I'm not saying that I think Schrödinger's experiment is valid (I'd have to have more information before making that assessment - a lot more). But I still find it interesting.
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pearwood Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
"Which was as he wanted it", says he, in six words.
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TheEmptyChest Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2014
That adds a whole new layer to it. I like the way you think. 
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lifeuncommon Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012
Check out the song by Simon and Garfunkel: "A Most Peculiar Man". A loner died and people only knew because he lived in close proximity to gossips.
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TheEmptyChest Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012
You know, I'm a fan of Simon and Garfunkel and for some reason, I've never heard that song. Hmm... I shall have to check it out.
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lifeuncommon Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012
It's a good one but putting it on the same album (let alone directly next to) the song "Richard Corey" was a bit of a double-barelled downer. :(
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MadOldHag Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
How can you be sure he's dead when no one knows?
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TheEmptyChest Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012
Precisely the point. This piece is almost a paradox.
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MadOldHag Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That's why I like it. :-)
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TheEmptyChest Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012
Aww, thank you. :D
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MadOldHag Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You are welcome. :-)
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