2022.10.06: dawn fire

suburban sunrise, Oct ‘22
even when we know 
science behind phenomenon
how are we not awed
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3 thoughts on “2022.10.06: dawn fire”

  1. When I read this earlier today, it reminded me of this quotation from Richard Feynman I have tucked in my files:

    “I have a friend who’s an artist .He’ll hold up a flower and say “look how beautiful it is,” Then he says “As an artist, I can see how beautiful this is, but you as a scientist take this all apart and it becomes a dull thing.” I think that he’s kind of nutty.

    First of all, the beauty that he sees is available to other people and to me too. At the same time, I see much more about the flower than he sees. I could imagine the cells in there, the complicated actions inside, which also have a beauty.The fact that the colors in the flower evolved in order to attract insects to pollinate it is interesting; it means that insects can see the color. All kinds of interesting questions: the science knowledge only adds to the excitement, the mystery and the awe of a flower. It only adds. I don’t understand how it subtracts.”

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