Walking between the museums gave me lots of contemplative possibilities but I settled on the juxtaposition of the orderly and random.
Cities, by their very nature, are man's attempt to bring order and structure to the world. The beautiful tower of Memorial Hall on the Harvard campus is covered with intricate geometric patterns and is a masterpiece of symmetry and balance. A perfect example of the rational mind. Yet, when viewed against the random and shape-shifting clouds, it takes on a different meaning for me...it is a dialogue between the rational and the mystical mind.
When you look up, you look out into that world. When you look down, you look into your own world. I found that analogy beautifully and simply illustrated at my feet. The curved and random seed pods laying on the ordered, logical brick pattern...two distinct worlds - and world views - which are interconnected yet separate. Some minds, fortunately, can accommodate both viewpoints.
The most beautiful thing we can experience
is the mysterious.
It is the source of all true art and science.