Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Only Now and Again

Only now and again a sadness fell upon me; and I started up from my dream and felt a sweet trace of a strange fragrance in the south wind.

That vague sweetness made my heart ache with longing
and it seemed to me that it was the eager breath of the summer seeking for its completion.

I knew not then that it was so near, that it was mine, and that this perfect sweetness had blossomed in the
depth of my own heart.

Gitanjali, translated from orginal Bengali by Tagore

Friday, March 23, 2012

Nothing Hidden

     The Fibonacci sequence is a series of numbers in which each number in the series is a sum of the two preceding numbers. For example: 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34, 55, 89, 144, 233 and so on. This sequence appears with astounding frequency in nature, and is the underlying pattern for everything from pinecones and ferns to the branching of tree limbs and the cresting of waves. It's hard to dispute the precision of numbers. To me, it seems impossible that such beautiful accuracy could have sprung at random from chaos. It's so much like synchronicity, pointing towards that commonality and connection between all things, all part of the hidden mechanics of a mysterious universe.  Here's a wonderful video illustrating these principles. Enjoy!