Structure and Meaning

The innate essence of things only emerge by juxtaposition against other things. By themselves objects and ideas have no inherent meaning. But placed in context they take on value and aesthetics beyond themselves. The vegetable here may be the heart of a stir fry for the person who takes it home, but it's also an elegant sculpture representing the infinite fractal depth of the universe writ big and small.

Ponder that for a moment.

Then, look at it again. It's simply cool, right? I particularly like the large green leaf in the center, holding the cauliflower like a hand.

The great thing about discovering deep meanings in unexpected places is that those discoveries don't ever wreck the things themselves. The cauliflower offers a window on the infinite, while simultaneously waiting to be simply a part of supper.

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