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The Music of the Sun at Yellowstone

Here are some images of music (or mathematics) from Yellowstone.

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I know, we’re all used to hearing music, but look:

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Dramatic stuff!

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And we’re used to viewing photographs as visual artefacts, I know, but isn’t this music?

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We’re used to seeing stuff like this as art, but look at those patterns. I can hear them, without sound.

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Or, rather, isn’t the earth here the sound?

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And the seeing?

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Maybe it’s not the hearing that makes music. Maybe it’s the music in it.

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At any rate, I’m glad of this physically embodied music…

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… and awed to be standing within it. I don’t need to hear it.

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I am music. The men below are not just fishing. They are music.

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The Fire Hole River below is not just water.

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This hot spring singer is not just giving voice. His body is as much the voice as his trill.

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His body is the trill of the hot spring below.

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All of it is song.The sun is composing it.

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And playing it.

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And rising up.

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If we are to have a science, let us begin with the sun’s music, not mathematics.

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We will arrive at the same place, just deeper within ourselves.

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And that makes all the difference.

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6 replies »

    • Wrote, took the photos, and was stopped still in my tracks by the Grand Prismatic Pool, and just breathed, too. Then I laughed. With joy.

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