Freely given

I unlatched the shutters. The light was as intense as a love affair. I was blinded, delighted, not just because it was warm and wonderful, but because nature measures nothing. Nobody needs this much sunlight. Nobody needs droughts, volcanoes, monsoons, tornadoes either, but we get them, because our world is as extravagant as a world can be.

We are the ones obsessed by measurement. The world just pours it out.

Jeanette Winterson, Lighthousekeeping

One thought on “Freely given

  1. That “obsessed” measurements got us the Big Data. Even so, Nature still has so much we have yet to discover and hence influence our behaviors. Thanks for sharing, Karl.

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