If we learn to look

spider web in woods

“How often, if we learn to look, is a spider’s wheel a universe, or a swarm of summer midges a galaxy, or a canyon a backward glance into time. Beneath our feet is the scratched pebble that denotes an ice age, or above us the summer cloud that changes form in one afternoon as a animal might do in ten million windy years.”

— Loren Eiseley, “The Angry Winter,” The Unexpected Universe (1969)

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