The Matrix of course is our modern day thing. But Pauls story has roots that go back even further so his use of Alice quotes I think is very well founded and appropriate.
And yes. The Matrix thing is eerily similar. And if you notice, when people are pushed to try to explain quantum anything they usually go to the white rabbit .... as if they just can't seem to help themselves. Odd, huh?
And I'm not sure why I'm thinking of this at the moment, but reading Victoria's post reminds me of what the physicist Fred Alan Wolfe (aka "Captain Quantum" says in "What the Bleep:"
Which is not unlike the whole Townsend Brown tale...."If you study science long enough and seriously enough and deeply enough, if you don't come out feeling wacko about it, you haven't understood a thing."
aka "The Perfesser"
"At some point we have to deal with the facts, not what we want to believe is true." -- Jack Bauer
And its true Paul. Probably this story could drive you crazy if you are trying to resolve all of the issues and uncover all of the mysteries. But if you don't go at it like that but just try to tell what you can see and what you have experienced. That surely is all that any reader would ask of you. Then its up to them personally to go further, to uncover more. You see thats going to be the challenge. I see it happening here on the forum.
I think thats the challenge that Dr. Brown must have hand picked you to do. See it the best that you can, write it the best you can and then throw it out there and let things develop. Going to be very interesting indeed!
Drove past Ashlawn the other day and thought of the kid with the chestnut hair .... and the girl in the library, Great story. I want to see a copy ( one at least) on the shelves of the Great Valley Senior High School. I will donate it myself if I have to. MarkC