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Not unlike many, I like the above picture.
I recognize the shape: it’s a leaf,
It’s a bit out of the ordinary: it’s red, not green
I like the details: there is a pattern,
It’s slightly fuzzy, leaving space for imagination.
Beauty seems to work like this, isn’t it?
Recognizing something and seeing it organized in a special way …
So I am satisfied and have enough … what do I do?
I like encounters with others and being amazed by the world I live in.
So what if I am the last person on earth and encounters becomes less human …
Well, beauty and being amazed stem from recognizing something new in something familiar,
like a macro shot of a flower, a surprisingly simple formula behind a complex system, ..
I’ll do my time discovering beauty and perhaps befriend some vegetables …
But what if I am dropped
in a world beyond recognition,
without known patterns,
without recognizable patterns,
or without any patterns at all …
Then my mind would become entirely useless, isn’t it?
You can conceptualize chaos, but that doesn’t help you …
Now, go beyond this chaos …
(in fact you go beyond beyond-mind)
Then what would you do or be?