I first met artist, inventor, scientist, Dr. Gary Greenberg, after a talk he gave at the Maui Ocean Center a few year ago, when he graciously signed a copy of his book,Grains of Sand.
Filled with enthralling photographic images of the unexpected Beauty that are grains of sand as seen through his microscope, this book and his work overall which includes among other things, flower, the body, food, and even some 3D images (visit my Pinterest or Gary’s site to see more) is really something special.
A big TED (ideas worth sharing) fan, I am thrilled to find him featured there, and to share his talk with you. I hope your senses are as engaged and enchanted as mine were. As Gary himself notes, his work beautifully illustrates, Blake’s, famous quote. It also perfectly brings to mind the late, great Nobel winning poet, diplomat and philosopher, Octavio Paz who once said, to read a poem is to hear it with our eyes; to hear it is to see it with our ears, and who asserted, that poetry with a capital ‘P’ is an experience of bliss, untity, or Samadhi. A fleeting glimpse into the true nature of reality- and is as likely to be found in nature, or in other ordinary, yet extraordinary, moments of life, as it is on the page within a poem.
Viva Poesa- Awakener of Hearts. Long may you live in all your grainy, glorious, glimmering, shimmering, shinning, sandy, flowering, forms!