What happens to tears when they dry up?
What is left?
Here is a moment of extravagant beauty: I drink it liquid from the shells of my hands and almost all of it runs sparkling through my fingers but beauty is like that, it is a fraction of a second, quickness of a flash and then immediately it escapes.
— Clarice Lispector, A Breath of Life
Nature has a beautiful way of casting unfathomable inside the very small.
Think of proteins. DNA. An atom. A brain. A teaspoon of sun.
Unspool any of these and you will be overwhelmed at the sheer amount you must deal with.
Walking through the canals in Venice Beach one early morning, I spotted a lithe older woman out for her daily paddle. It was mesmerizing to watch her.
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