Saturday, October 08, 2005


Helen Keller was blind and deaf from the age of 18 months. When she grew up, she said she had one sight-memory: the crystals hanging from a lampshade, refracting the light. I often think of that; certainly any time I see a chandelier; it's such a beautiful sight, and somehow we must be genetically programmed to be fascinated by it. Maybe it has something to do with the evolutionary role of fire. Anyway, I had a similar reaction to these photos of snowflakes (click on individual photos to enlarge). I just enjoy looking at them. Hope you do too.

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