Monday, May 15, 2006

Split the stick—I am there

This morning I cut an apple in half to eat on my drive to work. I noticed later that the knife stroke had, by chance, cut the stem perfectly down the middle, leaving two symmetrical, curving halves. Their inner layers of color and texture were as distinct as an illustration in a textbook of pomology, and as detailed as any fibrous plant-slice one might mount on a slide and view through a microscope. I saved the pieces, and though the stem-cores, originally a vital green, have turned woody and reddish, the fact of the miracle is evident to anyone who might view them.


Anonymous R.Eason said...

Ecce Pomum!

5/17/2006 5:40 PM  
Anonymous Jake said...

Howdy, I am interested in a collaborative (art) project of sorts; one that will attempt to investigate the process of argumentation, and how that ties into what people believe to be true. I proposed this to John (of commonplacebook and sweet-nothing) and asked if he knew anyone else who would be interested; he mentioned that you might. If you are, or would like to know more, please email me: livingfossil at gmail dot com.

5/26/2006 2:17 PM  

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