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The always shifting patterns of the Terrazzo floor in the bathroom...or in drifting clouds... or in embers in a campfire...

As children we turn off our thoughts and let our eyes wander... Hey, is that a lion? Over there a goat, maybe. A troll? The next day probably something else but always animals and faces.

Symmetry easily engages us; most life forms are shaped this way, recognizable as alive for the same reason. Symmetry is the first visual pattern we encounter: Mother’s face. Later on other faces follow. And still later words start entering the picture of pure sensing.

Interesting that in these photographs of nature, where only the visual angle has been changed, one can find most of the forms of the living’s endless fractal manifestations. Nature’s forms are nature’s forms; the tiger’s stripes mirror the jungle’s shadows.