Phenomena: they are everywhere
We are surrounded by phenomena, there’s no question about that. Some people, including myself, believe that Life, the Universe, and Everything (also the title of a good Douglas Adams book) is all a part of one really big phenomenon – that being the Big Bang. The only problem is we still don’t quite understand how all this came about and today there are people who have devoted their lives to studying this. While it’s all very intriguing, I don’t have nearly enough knowledge to discuss that particular phenomenon. I’ll let the devotees figure that one out while I find something that didn’t happen millions of years ago and instead admire something a little closer to home.
One Sunday evening not too long ago (a few weeks at the most) my roommate and I went for a little bike ride. Our mini-journey took us to Dinkytown where we picked up some dinner and started to head back home. We were just across the street from the Kitty Cat Klub when I noticed the sunset just behind the city skyline. I took a picture with my camera phone (thank god for technology) and went about my evening. Looking back, I realize that I experienced a visual phenomenon:
Things: sun, clouds, red, blue, orange, white, buildings, cars
All of these things made up the frame works of what I was seeing.
Frameworks: sky, city, skyline (relationship of the buildings)
These frameworks were changing through time.
Clockworks: sunset changing colors through time, visibility of the skyline
All of these together make up my phenomenon. I caught it for only few moments while I took the picture with my phone. A rush of color in the sky, made by nature, behind the built environment of man; it was truly stunning.
If I can successfully get the image off my phone I will put it up, although no luck yet. I should mention I just ordered a digital camera and should get it sometime this week. I’ll definitely be putting up image from now on.