The Physics Of Love

March 22nd, 2010 by Jules Leave a reply »

I spent the day yesterday catching up on a couple weeks of T.V. shows. And when I finally got around to watching what could possibly the last episode of NUMB3RS, I’ll admit I got really teary and choked up. Not because it was possibly the last episode (even so I find this disturbing as this is one of my favourite shows) but because of how the show opened. Charlie and Amita finally got married. The awesome Dr. Larry Fleinhardt presided over the ceremony. The writers, through this character, had the most amazing thing to say about Love, which totally spoke to my mind and my rumoured heart. I want to share it with you all now because I think it beautifully encapsulates love (if that is at all possible)*.

At the request of the bride and groom, I’ll keep my remarks short and non technical. Well, as you all know, there are four fundamental forces of physics: electromagnetism, strong nuclear interaction, weak nuclear interaction and gravity.

We’ve been talking here about the forces that bind the Universe. But what binds humans? Love. Powerful in small spaces, yet with profound affect on distance. Love defies time, outliving both its source and its object. Love is faster than light. For light requires time in order to travel through space. But love reaches its object instantaniously. Love journeys forever, into infinity. And it’s here, binding together two lives.

And that is all I have to say about this.

*NUMB3RS Season 6 Episode 16 “Cause and Effect“. Original air date 12 March 2010. Writing Credits: Nicolas Falacci, Alex Gansa and Cheryl Heuton.



  1. Joe Covenant says:

    Its possible to be in love with someone who is 4411.1144 miles away ???