Wednesday Vignette – emergence

“…where did the universe come from?”, he asked. Incredibly, he figured it out.

Where does anything come from? These days, things are constantly emerging, out of cold, dark, wet soils, leaves of life forms emerge, like the crumpled wings of butterflies, unfolding from a chrysalis – like thermal energy emanating from a black hole. What a great irony that the master of the universe died in spring. Rest in peace, Stephen Hawking.

About annamadeit

I was born and raised in Sweden, By now, I have lived almost as long in the United States. The path I’ve taken has been long and varied, and has given me a philosophical approach to life. I may joke that I’m a sybarite, but the truth is, I find joy and luxury in life’s simple things as well. My outlook on life has roots in a culture rich in history and tradition, and I care a great deal about environmental stewardship. Aesthetically, while drawn to the visually clean, functional practicality and sustainable solutions that are the hallmarks of modern Scandinavia, I also have a deep appreciation for the raw, the weathered, and the worn - materials that tell a story. To me, contrast, counterpoint, and diversity are what makes life interesting and engaging. Color has always informed everything I do. I’m a functional tetrachromat, and a hopeless plantoholic. I was originally trained as an architect working mostly on interiors, but soon ventured outside - into garden design. It’s that contrast thing again… An interior adrift from its exterior, is like a yin without a yang. My firm conviction that everything is connected gets me in trouble time and time again. The world is a big place, and full of marvelous distractions, and offers plentiful opportunities for inquiry and exploration. I started writing to quell my constant queries, explore my discoveries, and nurture my curiosity. The Creative Flux was started in 2010, and became a catch-all for all kinds of intersecting interests. The start of Flutter & Hum at the end of 2013 marks my descent into plant nerd revelry. I occasionally contribute to other blogs, but those two are my main ones. For sure, topics are all over the map, but then again - so am I! Welcome to my blogs!
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12 Responses to Wednesday Vignette – emergence

  1. A brilliant mind has left us…I thought I felt a disturbance in the force early this morning.

  2. Tina says:

    Indeed. Time to dust off my copy of ‘A Brief History of Time’.

  3. Kris P says:

    He was an incredible man and scientist. He had an impact even on popular culture, a feat few physicists (other than possibly Richard Feynman) can claim. My own WV has nothing whatsoever to do with physics or the other events of this Pi day but here it is:

  4. Alison says:

    I was saddened last night when I heard about Stephen Hawking’s passing, but what a wonderful gift the universe gave us, letting him live as long as he did, and to share his great intellect and ideas with us.

    My WV is here:

  5. arlenecorwin says:

    On seeing the Hawking news some hours ago: Be the first to read/react to my reaction. Not about jazz, not about yoga, but about recognition.
    Arlene Corwin

    Outside Time: Hawking March 14, 2018

    No obit this,
    But chance to memorize, memorialize,
    Tattoo the size of genius,
    How it comes to earth in time
    Then goes god-only-knows how/where –
    Knowing only: not damned here.
    Yet ‘there’, by definition place,
    Perhaps is space;
    Maybe a ‘where somewhere’ in space –
    A guess both uniformed and obvious.

    Mister Hawking, master Hawking
    Freed from chair and ALS,
    Cells and intellect’s fine processes;
    Mammoth efforts of all kinds
    To feed the body,
    Read the mind(s)
    Of universes.

    To record this day inordinately mixed
    With sadness, pride, heroics –
    That a man second to none
    Has been an Einstein all his own;
    Whose works we’ll clone (to yet go farther)
    For ‘by works you shall be known.’’
    God blessed the non-believer Hawking.

    Outside Time 3.14.2018 The Processes: Creative, Thinking, Meditative II; Revelations Big & Small; Nature Of & In Reality; Circling Round Reality; Arlene Corwin

  6. What a day. It’s almost 10pm and I’m finally getting over here to share my WV, silly as it is…

  7. annamadeit says:

    Well, I hope you at least had a busy day in a *good* way. 🙂

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