A position vector expresses the position of a point P in space in terms of a displacement from an arbitrary reference point O (typically the origin of a coordinate system). Namely, it indicates both the distance and direction of an imaginary motion along a straight line from the reference position to the actual position of the point.

A displacement may be also described as a ‘relative position’.



speed is distance

over time. it presupposes

movement. moving

beyond, ceasing contact — we

never really asked

why, only how.




transience then, sees

more than what is there, or here; sees

that perhaps, it will never

be enough.

it seeks what

is amiss, chasing

and forever being chased

by what is

now lost.




why do we bother

with being

at rest, anyway?

no one stays in place. always,

someone is moving,

being moved, though we may be

convinced otherwise. falling bodies,

however unwary —




how fast we were going, how fast

we are. where to, how. meters per second,

squared. everything, but

that which used to

matter the most — never mind reasons.

why do we


to acknowledge, or

factor in, at least

the value of

everything else that we

leave behind?



*this afternoon, during natsci 1 class. originally written on post-it’s.


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