Jan. 19th, 2010 11:14 pm
ellie_l: (Pondering)
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I love walking around outside during the day. I smell the flowers and watch the leaves that are growing. Leaves are incredibly fascinating. The recurrent substructures that make them up fit into amazing mathematical models. Hyperbolic geometry surrounds me as I walk down the block. Self-similar fractals on every plant, symmetry laden in all the birds, the insects, the people. Tiny strands of gooey proteins fold together into deoxyribonucleic acid and deliver instructions 3.8 billion years in the making to every single cell I encounter, every single one of the billions of cells that makes me up.

My body communicates with itself using electrochemical signals that my brain interprets as the smell of the winter air or the touch of my love's hand. There is so much happening all around us, all the time.

Gravity from the entire Earth is pulling down on me, holding me onto my bed while the electrons in the outter most layer of the atoms that make me up are repelling against those on the surface of the bed to stop me from falling through the mostly empty space that makes up everything. Those atoms are configured in ways that when touched send a cascade of information chemically through my fingers, passing through the never cluster in my armpit, picked up by my spinal cord and sent to various portions of my brain and is sorted to find if the sensation of 'soft' belongs in the reptilian core of my brain or if it is to spark memories in my hypocampus or send me thinking in ways I never have before in my neocortex.

The material in the bed comes together to have the emergent phenomena of spring constants that I can compress or depress by where I command the ecosystem of my body to move.

Cars pass by outside and I can hear the pitch change as they pass, the same basic phenomena that was used to determine that distant galaxies are moving away from us and led to the idea of an expanding universe.

Little crisps of carbon are being continually heated and mixing with paraffin molecules and oxygen to give off both photons in a spectral range greater than I can see and that causes the particles of the atmosphere to speed up their collisions into one another which then diffuse their new kinetic energy around my room to make it warmer.

There is so much going on around us all the time.

Date: 2010-01-20 04:15 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
You are a lovely, lovely nerd =)

Date: 2010-01-20 05:17 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
that is the most beautiful explanation of science i think i have ever read

you are adorable :p

Date: 2010-01-21 05:09 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Now THAT, my friend, is poetry.

Date: 2010-01-30 05:20 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I just want to say that you brain works in mysterious wayS. :) Love you Ellie. Happy B-Day!


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