On still water
a pebble falls,
a moment’s teardrop,
an expanding universe of circles,
a vanished core,
A little poem after watching children drop and pitch coins in a wishing well. Adults enjoy this experience too. Who has not dropped money in pools and ponds under the guise of making a wish? What fascinates us more, making the wish or watching the coin splash, then wobble and dodge in the water until it comes to rests on the bottom?
Walking away from that well a poem began to form. I thought of our fascination with tossing rocks in bodies of water. I thought of those still photos of objects hitting water and the water rebounding into a perfect teardrop. These marvels of photography illustrate our fascination and wonder with physical interactions.
Stone meets water. Water responds. Stone sinks. Predictable, yes, yet also incredibly mysterious, so like our lives. Science can explain the dynamics of these physical reactions, yet not the incredible mystery that they exist at all. That there is this rather than that; something rather than nothing.
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