Sometimes All You Need Is A Good Puddle
|Penelope Puddle Reflections by Maria Pavlik|
Nevertheless, I look forward the colours, cooling breezes, sprinkles of rain and all the puddle reflections that autumn brings. It's far too hot right now so in anticipation of my favourite season I found photos reminiscent of fall and a painting of Penelope hanging onto her windblown umbrella.
Peering into the murky waters of a puddle is like diving into the mysteries of the universe and finding optical illusions at play. What we see in these basins of nature is limited by our senses but fantastical creations abound. With the stroke of a finger or the stomp of a boot, the upside down face of a puddle alters strangely as if in a funhouse mirror.
Puddles are shape-shifters that come and go, dry up or overflow. They snuggle neatly into whatever contains them. On a gigantic scale, oceans and lakes are puddles where boaters float and puppies sometimes splash and bathe. The depth of each pool is more knowable than the origins of its life-giving essence. Water currently covers 70% of the globe and is why we exist. But how it first got here millions of years ago is debated by scientists who pour over this grandest of mysteries without ever having to get wet.
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