Past & Future… The link we do not see…

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Ancient rocks provide clues to Earth’s early history: A research team has provided compelling evidence for significant ocean oxygenation before the GOE, on a larger scale and to greater depths than previously recognized. (1)

Looking for the past in rocks. Because we see the history as something solid. Written on stone. Fooled by the phenomena we are. Looking at the surface instead of the essence of things. Everything is interconnected. The past is as volatile as the future. There was a story once, of a Chinese high-ranking official who wanted to be an emperor. He never made it. It is said, that he did not make it because if he did, he would perform atrocious crimes as an emperor in the future. And his future came back to haunt his past. Funny story. As funny as the idea of someone affecting the future, but not being able to affect the past…

Look at you in the mirror.

Do you feel blessed? Do you feel haunted?

Are you that person you were ten years ago?

Look again at the mirror.

Ten years ago.

Did you feel you?

Did you remember yourself?

Draw… you.

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It’s the archetypal child’s drawing – family, pet, maybe a house and garden, and the child themselves. Yet, how do children represent themselves in their drawings, and does this representation alter according to who will look at the picture? A research found that children’s expressive drawings of themselves vary according to the authority of and familiarity with the adult who will view the picture. (1)

Drawing the cosmos.

Drawing your mother.

Drawing your father.

But do you know… you?

The hardest things to draw are the ones we know the most. Because the essence of things lies not on the outside. But on the things which are left unseen. Any line on paper will not reveal more about who you are. But it will obscure the true self that lies beneath the veil of existence.

Blank paper.

A tear staining the white surface.

Empty circles.

Can you smile?

Can you see the cosmos behind the lines?

Touching. Something you can never do…

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Touching.

The most essential of the senses.

We touch to see.

We touch to feel.

We touch to know.

We touch to love.

And yet…

What do we touch but mere boundaries?

Limits of things, the touch of which tells us nothing.

That table.

It is more than its outer boundaries.

It is a place to eat. A place to place your diary. A place to study and a place to write your inner thoughts.

That chair.

It is a thing to sit on. To ponder. To think. To not think…

That hand…

Touch it.

Does it tell you anything for the person?

Does touching speak to you of essence?

Petty man.

Always looking into the horizon for answers.

Always looking away for the key to the cosmos.

And yet…

All you had to do was to touch your self.

Without touching anything…

Iced water. With no ice. Alchemy. Summer breeze…

Water can remain liquid below zero degrees Celsius. It is called supercooled water and is present in refrigerators. At even smaller temperatures, supercooled water could exist as a cocktail of two distinct liquids. Unfortunately, the presence of ice often prevents us from observing this phenomenon. (1)

Water has got super high surface tension and apparently, if it gets cold enough fast enough, it might have two different kinds of liquid form, with a phase transition (i.e. the threshold between liquid water and supercooled water) somewhere around 228 kelvin (-49° F). But, for now, that’s just a theory. The problem is that it is tough to get enough of this supercooled liquid water together to examine it with any precision. In fact, scientists refer to liquid water below 232 K (-42° F) as a “no-man’s land,” because it’s so hard to get there. (2)

Now physicists had the idea of replicating the tetrahedral shape of water molecules using DNA as a scaffold to create tetrahedral molecules and thus removing the interference of ice formation. The researchers confirmed previously published ideas suggesting that it is the structure of the monomers and their network which makes it theoretically possible to have a dual liquid phase (one with high-density and one with low-density liquid) if the resulting lattice is sufficiently empty to allow for partial interpenetration of molecules and sufficiently flexible to avoid crystallization into ice. (3)

Given the right conditions everything can exceed its current limitations.

However, it can never be “something else”.

Supercooled water is still… water. No matter the state it is in.

Can we change water?

Can we make water something else?

Drink the water.

Transform it into a man.

Can we change the cosmos?

Pure water in it.

Make life.

Make a man.

Talking non-sense in the summer breeze.

Super cooled. Super warm inside…

Face. DNA. Appearances. Deep ocean.

Can the DNA predict a face? Though appearance-prediction technology shows promise, it’s still in its infancy. [1] At some point it will surely succeed in showing some results. But it will never be 100% accurate.

We look at faces. Because appearance means everything in a world of appearances. But appearance is affected by the environment. And we also affect the environment. In an environment which changes all the time, so does appearance. However the essence of things is in their inside. The essence of existence lies within itself. Behind the face there lies a person – whose specific attributes could be predicted by nothing.

In a sea constantly in motion, we are trying to capture the shape of the waves. Instead we should try to look at the deep ocean floor. All waves are different and yet their true nature lies within the dark depths of nothingness.

It is terrifying to look into the abyss.

But at some day we will have to…

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