Image and Word: What is Notable?

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Daejeon, Korea viewed from the East Daedong hills (CC BY-SA, P.M. Lydon)

Daejeon, Korea viewed from the East Daedong hills (CC BY-SA, P.M. Lydon)
Daejeon, Korea viewed from the East Daedong hills (CC BY-SA, P.M. Lydon)

We sometimes become deeply concerned, with what is ‘notable.’

What acts are notable.

Who is a notable person.

If we watch as the sun slowly moves through our sky, we can see the shadows it creates. Inching along the ground, across the sea, the mountain cliffs, across our cities, walls, gardens, and across the deserts as each grain of sand casts a shadow on the next grain, moving, so slowly it is imperceivable to us, yet so grand that it happens across the world, everywhere, touches everyone and everything.

Humans and their deeds are hardly more or less notable than the sun, or the shadow cast by a grain of sand.

If our plans seem grand, one more than the next, it is only deception, all could be swept away by a gale of wind just as easily, as the grain of sand.

What is notable?

In a word: everything.

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