These short poems & quasi-essays are experiments & explorations. I also merge pictures and text to create a third meaning from the two. Like Nietzsche I want to say in 30 words or less what others take hundreds to say. I am both a photographer and a writer and my visual and written work have been widely published. Text, design & research by me, Rick Doble unless otherwise noted. Images are from commons.wikimedia.org unless otherwise noted.
Sunday, October 18, 2015
Intuition Is The Gift, Reason The Servant by Rick Doble
Intuition Is The Gift,
Reason The Servant (Text, design & research by Rick Doble. Photos and images from commons.wikimedia.org except as noted.)
There comes a point where the mind takes a leap
— call it intuition or what you will —
and comes out upon a higher plane of knowledge,
but can never prove how it got there.
All great discoveries have involved such a leap.
Rembrandt's etching of Dr. Faustus in his study,
receiving an inspirational understanding.
Before he called it "gravity"
before he did the math
what held things together
From Isaac Newton's Philosophiæ Naturalis Principia Mathematica (1687)
in which he gave a detailed explanation of the forces of gravity.
before his equations
imagined chasing a beam of light
and understood -
what would take him a decade
to prove on paper
Einstein's universe in which space itself is affected by gravity.