Field Pond Sunset
The sun rising and setting over water holds a little secret about this world. The video shows it clearly. Why does the light make a path directly to us? Of course, the answer is perspective. If we were someone else, sitting on the other side of Field Pond, the sunshine would make another distinct path towards us? This is obvious, but also a little enigmatic. If we scratch the surface of this, it unlocks a Pandora’s box of questions and observation.
What is the nature of the sun that it can provide similar, but exclusive experiences to two different people, at two different points in space? How are the experiences different and the same for the two people? Does exploring these questions and observations lead us to anything tangible that we can learn about “things” in this world?
Plato suggested that there is an essence to things, or a form. Buddhists disagree and say that if we look deeply there is no essence to find. If you look, can you find the essence of the sun that gives both of us a similar (but different) experience?
How does the sunset find me?
find me across the water?
It always touched me.