Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Wow -- this looks almost CGI.

Related thoughts from 2005:

Seeing an eddy up close produces a curious form of kinship, as if in the presence of something animate. It's somehow sacred and thrilling to have an eddy spin its fragile life away in your midst; the wind suddenly becomes an entity, distinct and defined, its machinations made visible like an organ saturated with dye and viewed on a medical scanner.


Anonymous said...

Oh, it's just a dust devil!
A trick of wind and movement!

kcotae said...

Well...everything is made up of the same atoms, so I guess that in some ways it is 'alive'.

Mac said...

I don't think life is defined by its constituent materials. The prevailing pattern is what really counts. Organisms are processes, not "things."