Out of nowhere
Intense weather variation breaks the monotony of the ordinary. Within a relational field or a given conceptual system, deviation detection is the process by which one entity is distinguished from another by a set of ambient properties.
“Hope is the grace of endurance in the stormy days.” – Lailah Gifty Akita
The grassland prairie here meets the forest on a bright autumn afternoon. These landscape patches are spatial ranges at a given scale, distinguished compositionally, structurally, and operationally from adjacent extents.
“Boundaries are important components of spatially heterogeneous areas. Boundaries are the zones of contact that arise whenever these areas are partitioned into patches.” – Mary L. Cadenasso
Absorbing the landscape, a road trip can feel like a presentation staged by apparitions from the past.
“From the very beginning, existentialism defined itself as a philosophy of ambiguity.” – Simone de Beauvoir
Point in time
Days of summer
Humanity is a component element of a constantly changing nature. All things individually experienced, including other humans encountered and prevailing social paradigms, are natural proceedings. The arbitrary destruction generated by a flood, or the vibrant colors of a sunset, each have their corollary in human behavior.
“Man lives in a world of surmise, of mystery, of uncertainties.” – John Dewey
Shade on the light
Across the landscape
Points of interest are drawn by gentle topography. Experiencing Lopez Island as a backseat passenger, I get a feeling that I have been here before.
“And in all my travels, as the facts unravel, I’ve found this to be true.” – Steely Dan
A transcendent celestial event confronts the absolute. Maple Leaf Lake Conservation Area in Lafayette County Missouri at 38.9958° N latitude, 93.7929° W
longitude on 21August2017 at 1:10pm Central Daylight Time.
“Whenever a total eclipse of the sun was visible in an accessible region, parties were sent out to observe it.” – Simon Newcomb
Back in the day
Parmenides attempts to distinguish truth, which grasps what actually is, in opposition to perceptive delusion. The definitive claim to know the real both as it might appear and as it really is in-itself, seems a tenuous proposition. Observers persist to differ in encouraging divergent, often irreconcilable, theories of reality.
“Genius is nothing more nor less than childhood recovered at will.” – Charles Baudelaire
Many furtive conceptions arise in obscure conclusions, incidental but dependent upon experience. Usage and context give to the moment an expression of definite meaning.
“The land of shadows is the paradise of dreamers.” – Immanuel Kant
Space and time are two necessary conditions for any perception to be experienced. Kant observes that rather than being universal concepts under which sensible things are categorized, space and time are singular concepts in which sensibilia begin to become knowledge.
“There are no differences in kind except in duration – while space is nothing other than the location, the environment, the totality of differences in degree.” – Gilles Deleuze
Just by being
An exquisite Mexican sun sets over the Pacific Ocean at a latitude of 17°38’30.01″N and a longitude of 101°33’6.1″W. Such a magnificent event is the essence of fleeting beauty. For a few dynamic moments, the sky is a pageant of light and color – and then the extravaganza passes. Nonetheless, the positive psychological effects of witnessing the spectacle persist for long after.
“For we have complete insight only into what we can make and accomplish according to our conceptions.” – Immanuel Kant