We wax, we wane. It’s the dance of life. Every living thing is a pulse. We quicken, then we fade. There is a deep beauty in this, but deeper down, inside every plant, every leaf, inside every living thing (us included) sits a secret. … Everything alive will eventually die, we know that, but now we can read the pattern and see death coming.
Nature Has A Formula That Tells Us When It’s Time To Die – Robert Krulwich + animated GIFs, what’s not to love? A fascinating scientific case for the Japanese philosophy of wabi-sabi, an awareness Henry Miller articulated beautifully more than half a century ago.
Or, as Leslie Paul wrote in 1944, “All life is no more than a match struck in the dark and blown out again.”
Notes from the National Geographic Seminar! #ngs