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Can you step into the same river twice?

1. Can you step into the same river twice?


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2. Can you ever go back to the way it used to be?

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Rob HutchinsonDesktop SupportCommented:
2) yes, but the way it used to be can only be a similar version of what was and not exactly the same.
There's always going to be some change, but you can try and recreate similarities so the way it used to be is 'almost' the same as the way it once was...all effected by time.

For example, jump off of diving board, getting out of the pool, then jumping off again; is going to feel the same.
Jumping off a diving board, 20 years later at the same location will be the same, but change will be a lot more obvious.
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SunBowAuthor Commented:
" more obvious " ... <heh>   .... reminding me ...

Well, there's the adult comin' back home from work, then there's the visit back to their childhood bedroom.

Well, Dorothy surely returned to the familiar Kansas from Oz, retaining physique.
            - then again -
Dorothy's eyes a bit wider, perception of others - and they of her (& esp. Toto)

er, does that diving board have a ladder?
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dhsindyRetiredCommented:
>> Can you ever go back to the way it used to be?

The physical world changes dynamically. To exact rearrange all the quarks, atoms, planets, galaxies, and universes back to a precious time, would be about the closest thing to impossible that I can imagine. But, probably is statistically possible if the universes are finite.
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WaterStreetCommented:
Guinea pig said something along the lines of what I was going to say it. So let's leave it at that for me.
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WaterStreetCommented:
However, you can step into the same named river twice and more times.
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Rob HutchinsonDesktop SupportCommented:
For some things, going "back to the way it use to be" is easy...just use <CTRL> <Z>

=)
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Rob HutchinsonDesktop SupportCommented:
Now, what if you used time travel assuming that time travel is possible.

Then you'd have the butterfly effect.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0289879/

Then you've a chance to do the same exact thing, but would you actually perform the same decisions knowing that you had a second chance to make choices.

Wish I could make the right choices when purchasing a lotto ticket...now, if I could just go back in time.
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SurranoCommented:
Considering the original sentiment behind this question; i.e. running water is never the same; many forget that sometimes it flows backwards. Namely, around the influx during the tides.

Same is true for real life; if it comes against you then you sometimes have to take some steps back.

And then there's always déja vu which we know to be the glitch in the matrix.
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SunBowAuthor Commented:
:<)) VG [& evoking]

Re Surrano:

Not too dissimilar to tides, one could refer to not only rainfall, even glaciers, but to rivers flowing backwards, even waterfalls.

Reversing the flow
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chicago_River
- Lake Chicago, which drained south into the Mississippi Valley
- Chicago River flowed sluggishly into Lake Michigan
- using a series of canal locks, increasing the river's flow from Lake Michigan and causing it to empty into the newly completed Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal
- an observed bi-directional wintertime flow in the river. At the surface, the river flows east to west, away from Lake Michigan, as expected. But deep below, near the riverbed, water travels, seasonally, west to east, toward the lake

https://www.flickr.com/photos/77221940@N00/367514462/
http://www.kilda.org.uk/blog/Images/Full/WaterfallSprayBackComp.jpg

Re WiReDNeT:
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Pull cords's plug from wall socket

Re WaterStreet:
...does River have same name?

Re dhsindy:
...so, it needs other than an infinity applied to a finite ...?
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SunBowAuthor Commented:
Closing, moving onward, do feel free to continue. I'd kinda like to... but then...

I am finding I go off to sleep more than off to comment in EE as much as I may like to. "I like to dream".

So I am experiencing such a nice dream. I am remembering a nice dream. I am wanting to get back into it and extend it some more. I am awakening. I'll settle: just to re-experience that dream, get into its fullness. Awakening more anyway. Might as well go relieve the fullness of my kidney. If I move on, I just may get to see another good movie...
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SunBowAuthor Commented:
I like to dream yes, yes, right between my sound machine
On a cloud of sound I drift in the night
Any place it goes is right
Goes far, flies near, to the stars away from here

Well, you don't know what we can find
Why don't you come with me little girl
On a magic carpet ride
You don't know what we can see
Why don't you tell your dreams to me
Fantasy will set you free
Close your eyes girl
Look inside girl
Let the sound take you away

Last night I held Aladdin's lamp
And so I wished that I could stay
Before the thing could answer me
Well, someone came and took the lamp away
I looked around, a lousy candle's all I found

Well, you don't know what we can find
Why don't you come with me little girl
On a magic carpet ride
Well, you don't know what we can see
Why don't you tell your dreams to me
Fantasy will set you free
Close your eyes girl
Look inside girl
Let the sound take you away

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steppenwolf_(novel)
@Smothers Brothers
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UemWekmfMU0
longer
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HPE9a_epmWw
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