Monday, June 14, 2010

How to build a universe

No matter the bigness of the universe, it is all composed of the same "tiny" building blocks, be it a galaxy or my tiny brain, more building blocks, not larger building blocks, that is serious business. Silence may be a tribute to holiness, but it is the tiny bit of complex coordination between mind and matter that manipulates sound waves into codes that all the bigness is ignorant of, yet other tiny brains grasp and decode and too, think and wonder.

With each blink of the eyes
the mind constructs anew
in darkness and silence
the ever changing haiku

Friday, June 11, 2010

Thursday, June 03, 2010

Do you see?

Once we learn to see
with our eyes closed tight
then the world becomes
anew before our very sight

Do you see what I see?

Interesting that pattern recognition was perhaps one of the earliest "survival skills" that evolved in lifeforms, to be able to distinguish between friend or foe certainly provided longevity for those creatures that guessed right most of the time. And of course pattern recognition encompasses everything from spoken and written language to seeing mermaids in clouds to seeing terrorist that fit the "profile" to how scientist gather data, looking for patterns. So I find it interesting that one side of the coin is "imagining things that have no substantial basis in reality" and the other side is "imagining things that do have a substantial basis in reality."