Monday, August 29, 2016

Photo of the Day: The Sky as a ‘Miraculous Achievement’ in Hilton Head

I snapped this image late in the day while on vacation, in November 2014, in Hilton Head, S.C. Looking at the photo now, it brings to mind these lines from Lewis Thomas’ 1974 bestseller, The Lives of a Cell: Notes of a Biology Watcher:

“It is hard to feel affection for something as totally impersonal as the atmosphere, and yet there it is, as much a part and product of life as wine or bread. Taken all in all, this sky is a miraculous achievement. It works, and for what it is designed to accomplish it is as infallible as anything in nature."

A glorious sky is not to be taken for granted, any more than life itself should be.

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