I am a Science geek and I am quite proud of that. I studied physics and even more deeply Metaphysics. I would talk to Ben and he would look at me sideways and say: Lee…. you say some pretty weird stuff but you are Ok in my books.He always was nothing but encouraging to me…

I read this and did some editing and this is my tribute to Benny Big Plume

I want to talk about the conservation of energy:

Energy has not died.

The first law of thermodynamics: that no energy gets created in the universe, and none is destroyed.

I want to tell the family that all of Ben’s energy, every vibration, every BTU of heat, every wave of every particle that was Ben remains in this world.

That amid energies of the cosmos, Ben gave as good as good as he could give.

To the brokenhearted, I say that all the photons that ever bounced off your faces,…  all the particles whose paths were interrupted by your smiles, … by the touch of your hands,… hundreds of trillions of particles, have raced off like children, their ways were forever changed by all of you.

And as family, you rock in the arms of other loving family members; a scientist perspective would say that:

 All the photons that bounced from all of you were gathered in the particle detectors that are your eyes, that those photons created within your constellations of electromagnetically charged neurons are “spirit” whose energy will go on forever.

Our energy is given off as heat. And that the warmth that flowed through Ben in life is still here, still part of all that we are, even as we who mourn continue the heat of our own lives.

We have faith, a very deep faith. If we were to compare that to science we can see that Scientists have measured precisely the conservation of energy and found it accurate, verifiable and consistent across space and time.

We as Tsuut’ina can examine the evidence and satisfy ourselves that the science is sound and that we are comforted to know Ben’s energy’s still around. According to the law of the conservation of energy, not a bit of Ben is gone – he is just less orderly.

Thanks for the lesson, Ben

(May 1, 2013)

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