What is it? A stained glass window? No. It’s frozen water under polarized light.
And dust. If it wasn’t for dust, water wouldn’t freeze. In fact it dislikes getting hard and changing its molecular structure. And now scientists have found out that a positive and negative electrical charge can alter how water freezes and at what temperatures. Just when we think we know everything there is to know, we have to start from scratch.
And now I learn that moths wind surf! They actually seek out fast winds, can detect where turbulence is the strongest, and make their migratory trips.
We get all excited about the human race. Pah jambar! The natural world is a constant wonder. How many people do you know who are tuned to the Earth’s magnetic field? Or can use dust to change their state and zip code? Or can open their winter jackets, test the air, and locate a mighty wind?
E.M. Forster wrote In Apsects of the Novel: “How do I know what I think until I set down what I say?”
I love this quote from Virginia Woolf:
“So long as you write what you wish to write, that is all that matters; and whether it matters for ages or only for hours, nobody can say. But to sacrifice a hair of the head of your vision, a shade of its colour, in deference to some Headmaster with a silver pot in his hand or to some professor with a measuring-rod up his sleeve, is the most abject treachery.”