Monday's Food for Thought

Monday’s Food for Thought: The Topography of Tears

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How many times have you cried in your life? Although I’m not sure we could narrow it down to a specific number, I’m sure we would all agree that we have cried different types of tears: happy, sad, angry, grieving……the list could go on and on!

Over the summer, I stumbled across the most fascinating article about tears. After a season of personal change and loss, photographer Rose-Lynn Fisher, wondered if her tears of grief would look any different from her tears of happiness, so she set out to explore them up close, using tools of science to make art and to ponder personal and aesthetic questions. Thus The Topography of Tears project was born, which is a study of 100 tears photographed through a standard light microscope.

The photography is stunning, I’ve included one image below, which are tears of ‘laughing till I’m crying’ but you really should go check it out, too!

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Happy Monday!

~Mandy

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Monday's Food for Thought

Monday’s Food for Thought: This wacky world…

So, I gotta say that this fascinating little article from CNN’s lightyears blog tickled my fancy.  I was pretty excited that I could relate to it…but only because I happen to be familiar with it’s content due to my husband’s research in the philosophy of physics.  The article showcases a recent study conducted with a group of Oxford Physicists that basically proves the strange and somewhat startling reality that two very separate objects can experience the same effects at the very same moment as though connected to each other in some mysterious way.  This is the first time, at least I think it is, that scientist were able to show that common everyday objects can experience some of the fascinating and strange qualities that happen in quantum mechanics (the physics of things at the atomic level).  If you don’t know what quantum mechanics is, I hope that you will google it.  :) I found myself doing that a lot when my husband and I were dating.   It’s absolutely fascinating and enthralling.  You might even be interested in watching this funny little youtube clip complete with a cartoon to help explain some of the most surprising behavior in quantum mechanics.  It makes me marvel at the depth and beauty of creation and leaves me with much food for thought.  I like how the articles closes “It’s just really fascinating, and really confusing, at the same time.”  Haha, well said.  Enjoy!

-M.C.