Saturday, March 27, 2010

The important things in life are beyong our control

Diary entry: March 27, 2010
Spring will come when Spring will come

After the unseasonable warmth of an early spring
Temperatures plummeted last night
Creating mosaics of new ice in the vernal pools.

The chill causing blue herons to hunker down, nest left undone.

And mayflower blooms arrested in the bud...
Gentle reminders that the important things in life are beyond our control.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Reality Hunger

A quote to think about:

"Anything processed by memory is fiction." *

An image to think about:

• Is this an example of biomimicry?
• An artful representation of the human brain?
• Or just a photograph of fungi growing on a stump of a tree chewed down by beavers? 

* quote from "Reality Hunger" by David Shields, p. 57. To read a review, click here